Here’s why nobody has any faith in the government’s ability to get anything done. Congress makes a big deal out of federalizing airport security and upping the job requirements for screeners at security checks in airports, and the first thing the commission created to take on the task does is axe those higher requirements. I honestly have no idea what skills make one well suited to competently screen travellers who pass through metal detectors, but the current crop of screeners obviously doesn’t possess them. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could actually go back to the drawing board here?