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FAA may face [partial] shutdown Friday
Nashville Business Journal ^ | July 21, 2011 | unspecified

Posted on 07/21/2011 2:06:35 PM PDT by mrsmith

With the 20th stopgap funding extension for the nation’s 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...

(Excerpt) Read more at bizjournals.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: budget; faa; unions
H.R.658
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d112:6:./temp/~bdzfAE::|/home/LegislativeData.php|

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.

1 posted on 07/21/2011 2:06:43 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: mrsmith

Airports will be open if no bill is passed.


2 posted on 07/21/2011 2:08:20 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: mrsmith
Dems are furious!

Redundant.

3 posted on 07/21/2011 2:09:13 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (How close is the tipping point?)
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nonessential employees might face furloughs

Shouldn't that happen in any event?

4 posted on 07/21/2011 2:11:42 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: mrsmith

And so it begins.
The first crisis, which will not go to waste.


5 posted on 07/21/2011 2:14:36 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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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.

6 posted on 07/21/2011 2:18:57 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: mrsmith
Dems are furious!

That means that it's a good thing that the FAA may shut down partially.

7 posted on 07/21/2011 2:32:26 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ctdonath2

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...


8 posted on 07/21/2011 2:40:02 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: paul51
Good point!

Perhaps Pelosi will have to hoof-it home for a change.

9 posted on 07/21/2011 2:46:34 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: mrsmith
Dems are furious!

HA-HA-HA!

10 posted on 07/21/2011 3:40:54 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Coburn is a traitor. Obama loves the Gang of Six.)
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“...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.).”

LMAO!


11 posted on 07/21/2011 3:56:47 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: paul51
Yes. Anything other than the bare minimum would be unAmerican! What better says, "We're a Third World Country!" than letting our national treasures erode, ceasing to issue permits for drilling or building or the like, scaring away tourist funds, etc...?

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>


;-)

12 posted on 07/21/2011 5:28:59 PM PDT by Gondring (Going d'Anconia)
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