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LaHood: Time for GOP to "wake up" to avoid "calamity" at airports
CBS News ^ | February 22, 2013

Posted on 02/22/2013 2:08:00 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today warned of the "enormous impact" the looming sequester budget cuts will have on air travel in America, given that his department will have to cut nearly $1 billion from its budget, with more than $600 million coming from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

As the one former Republican congressman in President Obama's cabinet, LaHood put the responsibility squarely on Republicans to step up and work with Democrats to find a way to avert the cuts, slated to kick in on March 1.

"What I'm trying to do is to wake up members of the Congress...

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1 posted on 02/22/2013 2:08:07 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

This commie RINO moron has been announcing his retirement for the last two years. He needs to shut up and get the hell out. What a pinhead.


2 posted on 02/22/2013 2:10:47 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (To cut down on needless laws and regulations, engaging in junk science should be a felony.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
given that his department will have to cut nearly $1 billion from its budget, with more than $600 million coming from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

What a disingenuous sack if $hit.
He's going to spend more money next year than he spent this year.

3 posted on 02/22/2013 2:12:46 PM PST by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Maybe they can fire all the TSA union tards and then give the savings over to the FAA.


4 posted on 02/22/2013 2:16:09 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

2%

Thats what all this complainign is about ... a lousy 2%.

If Obama can’t cut 2% after raising the deficit 400% then he is not serious about fixing the deficit.


5 posted on 02/22/2013 2:19:01 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

Nicely said..& where’s the GOP to simply articulate this??
They do this every frickin time! sitting on sidelines, letting RATS control the narrative..so frustrating!! They need to get their heads out of the sand & fight back.


6 posted on 02/22/2013 2:31:48 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: Sirius Lee
Bingo! Fire the damn TSA flunkies and make the airlines responsible for their own security. Can anyone cite a single documented instance where these rent-a-cops actually prevented a terrorist incident?

No, I'm not talking about some guy returning from a hunting trip with a forgotten shell in his carry-on luggage or some poor schlub who had to have his CPAP machine tested. They are pretty good at that type of trivia.

I'm talking about an actual terrorist incident like the shoe bomber who was stopped by passengers on the plane.

7 posted on 02/22/2013 2:32:40 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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8 posted on 02/22/2013 2:33:04 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Let it all come to a standstill. Quit feeding the beast.


9 posted on 02/22/2013 2:33:54 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Sirius Lee

Exactly. I was gonna post these same thoughts. You beat me to it.


10 posted on 02/22/2013 2:34:17 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Enormous Impact™

I'm so flipping tired of this administration and the "enormous impact" ANYTHING the Repubs do/don't do will have.

11 posted on 02/22/2013 2:39:18 PM PST by Jane Long (Whew...good to be back in FR Realville. Thanks Jim & John)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

yeah. God forbid TSA can’t make more toddlers in wheelchairs cry.


12 posted on 02/22/2013 2:42:49 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I’m tired of being threatened.

Pull the trigger scumbags.


13 posted on 02/22/2013 2:42:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mr. K

0bamaCare is really the only case that mattered.


14 posted on 02/22/2013 2:51:21 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Those of us who will drive 2,000 miles rather than submit to the TSA gropers and the airline “service” which is fast approaching 1970’s Soviet Union levels of quality, actually don’t give a crap what happens at the airport.


15 posted on 02/22/2013 2:55:00 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

So Ray LaHood is out there agitating to make people panic—so what, he’s appointed by Obama, it’s his job to lie. When I hear this from the CEOs of the airlines, I MIGHT start believing.....


16 posted on 02/22/2013 3:12:10 PM PST by browniexyz
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To: Notary Sojac

Airport security is paid for by addon airline ticket fees. Budget cuts should have no impact on a fee paid service.


17 posted on 02/22/2013 3:13:06 PM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: aimhigh
Airport security is paid for by addon airline ticket fees.

Maybe that's like saying Social Security is paid for by FICA taxes, LOL.

18 posted on 02/22/2013 3:17:10 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation
This lahood syncopant asshat pinhead moonbat fool needs to STFU. lahood is obviously a nobama butt-kisser. Maybe they should eliminate the department of transportation as an experiment. Sequester the whole lousy government...would anyone notice? Who cares...what does it matter now?
19 posted on 02/22/2013 3:23:51 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Shouldn't LaHood be honest and say the $1Billion cut of his increased next year budget.??

Oh. YEAH. Right. This a regime thinks honesty is a quaint word used by weaklings.

20 posted on 02/22/2013 4:21:12 PM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: Notary Sojac
Those of us who will drive 2,000 miles rather than submit to the TSA gropers and the airline “service” which is fast approaching 1970’s Soviet Union levels of quality, actually don’t give a crap what happens at the airport.

I'm with you there.

I have loved flying since I was a little boy [gee, those biplanes were fun], but I haven't stepped on a plane in well over a decade. My brother has invited me on a trip to London all expenses paid. I'll probably break my anti-flying vow, but I really wish he'd consider the "Queen Mary".

Heck, I'd probably take the Carnival "Triumph" if it meant skipping security.

21 posted on 02/22/2013 4:28:43 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

He’s losing a billion dollars out of a seventy-billion dollar budget - one day off every three months for each employee - yet my daughter, who works for the FAA, has been subjected to scare stories for weeks about how people will be fired or at the best be forced to take a day off every week for the next half-year - these terror tactics are a disgrace.......


22 posted on 02/22/2013 4:56:08 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

LaHood is the buffoon who ran the Clinton impeachment trial. After his fiasco then, he should have never been put in charge of anything else. He was and is the quintessential RINO - that’s why Obama picked him.


23 posted on 02/22/2013 9:33:19 PM PST by oldbill
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