Skip to comments.FAA may face [partial] shutdown Friday
Posted on 07/21/2011 2:06:35 PM PDT by mrsmith
With the 20th stopgap funding extension for the nations aviation system about to expire, the congressional stalemate over a multibillion-dollar, long-term funding bill has turned into a strikingly nasty squabble, The Washington Post reports...
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Dems are furious!
The House bill sets 2008 spending levels, traffic has decreased 21% since then, AND forbids the new union organizing rule that says unions only need a majority of those who vote- not a majority of all employees- to win.
Airports will be open if no bill is passed.
Shouldn't that happen in any event?
And so it begins.
The first crisis, which will not go to waste.
Well, Reagan had a crisis involving the FAA, and HE didn't let it go to waste either. Two, or more, can play at that game.
That means that it's a good thing that the FAA may shut down partially.
Each (except maybe Defense) bill will be ‘a crisis’ this session as the Senate Dems try to hold on to their gains.
Shutdowns and continuing resolutions will be their tools, the media their main ally.
We get to live in interesting times...
Perhaps Pelosi will have to hoof-it home for a change.
“...would eliminate EAS subsidies to 13 airports that are within 90 miles of a larger airport.
Three of those airports are in home states of Senate leaders Rockefeller, Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.).”
There are those who think that what we should do is spend responsibly, including the funding of both essential and important non-essential functions. Remember, we can't just ignore treaty obligations and remain true to our Constitution, so we can't just do things like say, "Well, drill without permits!"
But to really capture that American-slacker spirit, let's cut to purely essential...and ease our way out of the spotlight, off of the stage...and retire into obsolescence, a faded once-great Republic. </sarc>