Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Senate Passes Bill Allowing Airports To Evict TSA Screeners

In a HUGE victory for SD readers who ever want to take a commercial flight again, the Senate today passed legislation allowing airports the choice to replace the TSA with private security!  The House already passed a similar version earlier in the week, and the bill now awaits Obama's signature.  This is a HUGE blow to the TSA as it is likely that many (if not eventually all) airports will chose to hire their own private security rather than the TSA nazi goons.

The Senate has passed legislation that includes a provision allowing airports to replace TSA screeners with private security, opening the door for the widely loathed federal agency to be marginalized from aviation security altogether.
The bill was primarily concerned with how the Federal Aviation Authority would be funded for the next four years, but also included measures that would force the TSA to reconsider applications from airports to replace TSA workers with their own privately hired screeners.
“Security companies would have an easier time winning contracts to operate airport checkpoints,” reports Businessweek.
Following a massive nationwide backlash against the TSA’s invasive groping policies and its use of radiation-firing naked body scanners, linked by many prestigious health bodies to cancer, an increasing number of airports attempted to take responsibility for their own screening procedures by replacing TSA workers with privately hired personnel.
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