Plus you're more likely to scare people off by doing so than gain new passengers; who wants to fly on an airline which is so scared of their planes crashing that they fit parachutes to them?
Right, because knowing that my airline provider DENIES their engineering problems, rather than providing backup systems, is what I really want.
Heck, they LOST (JUST LOST!) Billions of the stimulis money that they have no accounting for
It sounds awful, but frankly I think this fact is blown out of proportion. I occasionally lose the odd dollars in my own budget, which is MUCH less complex than the national budget. It's the same thing, just a bigger scale. Nothing so ridiculous about losing a few billion here or there when you're dealing with a budget of nearly 4 trillion dollars...
Is it a good thing? No, not at all. But it's not something you should keep parroting anytime the subject of government comes up.
We don't really understand it, so we'll give it to the programmers.