At least Reagan fired air traffic controllers outright. The Senate’s modern-day version just keeps security inspectors and construction workers at airport projects throughout the country in a sort of purgatory.
"No one needs to worry about safety," says Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Yes, because we’re asking airport security personnel to "to work without pay and to charge their government travel expenses to their personal credit cards to keep airports operating safely," according to the New York Times.
Sounds like a good fucking plan to us.