From Congressman John J. Duncan, Republican representing Tennessee's Second District.
We now have approximately 4,000 in the Federal Air Marshals Service, yet they have made an average of just 4.2 arrests a year since 2001.
This comes out to an average of about one arrest a year per 1,000 employees.
Their thousands of employees are not making one arrest per year each.
They are averaging slightly over four arrests each year by the entire agency.
In other words, we are spending approximately $200 million per arrest.
Let me repeat that: we are spending approximately $200 million per arrest.
It gets better.
Since 9/11, more than three dozen Federal air marshals have been charged with crimes, and hundreds more have been accused of misconduct.
Cases range from drunken driving and domestic violence to aiding a human-trafficking ring and trying to smuggle explosives from Afghanistan.''
As those big salaries continue to attract the very best people!!!!!