While they should (already) be classified as and subject to the oversight and accountability of other government security agencies, they are just bag-checkers for the most part. Don't get all spun up about offering just another level of government workers a winning lottery ticket. Government employees choose that path over the private sector. We've flip flopped the scales and now most government workers are favored with better compensation packages than the typical private sector employee. It's not sustainable to pay everybody in public service what THEY think they are worth.