In 2014 a bill was passed that would divert $0.60 from the $5.60 TSA fee to pay for US Deficit Reduction. This created a $1.25 BILLION (2016 estimate), almost 17% reduction in TSA budget. Of course there was poor decisions in TSA, but much of it caused by Congressional meddling scrtinizing and review every deciion made And apparently Paul Ryan was one of the architects of the bill. So, instead of "cut taxes, smaller government" Congressmen reducing the burden on the traveling tax payer (say, drop fee to an even $5?) they siphon off billions to make it look like they are balancing the budget with reduced taxes. Isn't it any wonder that Congress is so hated? The Republican party is considered at trustworthy as Hillary? And outsiders with no political experience with extremest views are hailed as political heroes? And to add: Hypocrisy at its finest.