Everyday about 2 million people fly in the United States. All of these people have to go through TSA checkpoints. B. Background/Need
On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the United States. In response to that, the government founded the Transport security Administration also known as the TSA. C. Specific Purpose/Central Idea
In this speech, I plan to talk about the TSA and how it doesn’t do the job it’s supposed to do. I’ll cover two points today. First we’ll cover the cost of the TSA and second, the safety issue of getting rid of the TSA. II. Body
A. First, the Cost of the TSA
a. The cost of the TSA is extremely high for the job it does. i. According to DailyInfographic.com, since 2001, the TSA has cost United States tax payers $60,000,000,000. In certain months, the government has spent more than $500,000,000 on security machines. Yet despite all that money spent, the machines only managed to catch an estimated 3 out of 10 forbidden items. b. Cost to the flyer
ii. Not all the cost can be measured in money however. Flyers now have to arrive at airports an hour ahead of schedule due to the security checkpoints. If flying international, a flyer may have to arrive 2 or even 3 hours ahead of time. After that a passenger is subjected to what can be a very embarrassing search by TSA personnel. In addition, if a flyer matches a name on the TSA watch list, the flyer is pulled the side and searched more. In 2010, a 8 year old boy named Michael Hicks was told he couldn’t fly because his name matched a name on the watch list. TSA agents have also been accused of sexual assault, touching kids inappropriately, and of stealing items from flyers. B. Second, the safety
c. How much safer we are since TSA
iii. Airline safety hasn’t notably improved since 2001. The TSA was created after one big incident that would virtually never happen again. Before that, planes were just...