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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 11/16/2011

House GOP criticizes TSA in new report

The federal Transportation Security Administration has grown into a massive inefficient bureaucracy, House Republicans said in a scathing report released Wednesday.

The TSA has swelled into a top-heavy employer of more than 65,000 people who man security checkpoints at the nation’s airports, the report said.

“TSA has lost its way,” said U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House transportation committe and an advocate of privatizing most of TSA’s duties.

Mica said the TSA headquarters’ staff numbered 3,986 at an average salary of $103,852.

The repor t he released said despite the $57 billion spent by TSA, “TSA’s classified performance results do not reflect a good return on this taxpayer investment.”

It said there have been 25,000 airport security breaches in the past decade.

“The agency has been a colossal disappointment, said U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.), who joined Mica at a morning press conference at Reagan National Airport.

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