With mounting fury in the nation’s airports threatening to pierce the 15 year running veil of fear the feds have used to impose fascism upon Americans the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has settled on a fall guy. Kelly Hoggan, the now former head of TSA security has been axed in an effort to provide a blood sacrifice over ongoing and massive agency failures, most recently the massive lines at the nation’s airports that conjure memories of the late stage USSR. It’s obvious that Mr. Hoggan is a scapegoat because he raked something in the neighborhood of $90,000 bonuses only a few years ago when the TSA’s biggest problem was confined to groping small children and random cases of sexual molestation.
Reuters is reporting that “Head of security for TSA removed from post”:
The head of security for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has been removed from his position, according to an internal TSA memo on Monday seen by Reuters, after the agency was criticized for long lines at airport security checkpoints.
Kelly Hoggan, who had served as TSA assistant administrator for security operations since May 2013, was replaced by his deputy, Darby LaJoye, who will serve on an acting basis, according to the memo from agency head Peter Neffenger.
Long security lines at U.S. airports this spring have frustrated travelers and caused thousands of passengers to miss flights. TSA has blamed the problem on a lack of security screeners and an increase in passenger volumes.
Hoggan came under fire at a U.S. House Oversight Committee hearing on May 12 for receiving over $90,000 in bonuses and awards over a 13-month period in 2013-14.
Earlier this month, TSA said it would add screeners at the country’s busiest airports.
About 231 million passengers will fly on U.S. airlines from June through August, up 4 percent from the same period last year, according to trade group Airlines for America.
In the memo, Neffenger said TSA is doing a better job of moving passengers through security at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport after particularly long lines at the nation’s second-busiest airport made national news several weeks ago.
He also said TSA has established a National Incident Command Center at agency headquarters in Washington to track daily screening operations nationwide and shift resources in advance of higher predicted passenger volumes.
A TSA spokesman said the agency does not comment on personnel matters.
It’s only a symbolic gesture to whack off an arm when the gangrene has already spread to the rest of the body. The only way to truly “fix” the TSA is to abolish it entirely. The big government boondoggle has always had far more to do with social control and indoctrinating Americans to bow to the whims of knuckle-dragging, uniformed goons that actually “keeping us safe” – that was always for the rubes.