Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, February 6, 2012
Following House approval of the measure on Friday, the Senate is set
to vote today on legislation that would allow U.S. airports to replace
TSA workers with screeners from private companies, a move that could
spell the beginning of the end for the highly unpopular federal agencyâ€™s
role in airport security.
â€śThe U.S. agency must allow airports to switch to private companies
for screeners unless it can show the move wouldnâ€™t be cost-effective
and would be detrimental to security, according to the legislation,
which if passed will go to President Barack Obama for his signature,â€ť reports Businessweek.
â€śTheyâ€™ve been trying to force the door open for several years,â€ť Jeff
Price, a Denver-based consultant who has written a textbook on
aviation security, said of U.S. lawmakers. â€śIt reverses the burden of
proof. It is definitely trying to checkmate the TSA.â€ť