Americans hate the TSA as much as the IRS


The Internal Revenue Service has long been one of the most hated federal agencies. Now they are in danger of losing that prestigious title to the Transportation Security Administration.

And the more people travel, the more they hate TSA. While 53% of travelers think that TSA is doing a somewhat good or very good job, the frustrations with air travel grow by the day.

Among the chief complaints by Americans:

  • Excessively long lines

  • Inconsistent enforcement of rules

  • Pat downs leaving few private areas untouched

  • Unreasonable restrictions like the 3 ounce liquid rule

  • Almost non-existent responses to complaints filed by travelers

Government officials say all the hassles at airports are required to cut the risk posed by terrorists. Passengers aren't so sure that these hoops really make them safer. The fact remains... terrorists who want to hit the airlines have plenty of time on their hands to come up with new and creative ways to circumvent the current security procedures.

Forensic accountant Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, MBA, CFE performs fraud examinations and financial investigations through her company, Sequence Inc. Forensic Accounting. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners honored Tracy as the 2007 winner of the prestigious Hubbard Award and her first book, Essentials of Corporate Fraud, will be on bookshelves in March 2008.