Skip to comments.As FAA Shutdown Continues, Obama Pleads With Congress to End Stalemate
Posted on 08/03/2011 2:46:42 PM PDT by KeyLargo
As FAA Shutdown Continues, Obama Pleads With Congress to End Stalemate
Published August 03, 2011 | FoxNews.com
President Obama ratcheted up the pressure on Congress Wednesday to return from a monthlong vacation and end an impasse over funding the Federal Aviation Administration, which is in the 12th day of a partial shutdown that has left more than 70,000 airport construction workers and 4,000 FAA employees out of work.
"This is a lose-lose-lose situation that can be easily solved if Congress gets back into town and does its job," the president said at the start of a Cabinet meeting.
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FAA Shutdown Because Dems Want to Protect Pork
Posted By Capitol Confidential On August 3, 2011 @ 8:29 am In Congress, Federal Spending, Politics
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has basically been shut down  thanks to the Senate Democrats addition to pork. 4,000 FAA employees have been furloughed until further notice. 70,000 construction workers must now sit on their hands as all airport construction has halted. And the federal government is loosing $200million a week in airline ticket taxes because they are not authorized to legally collect the tax.
Bozeman and Billings are about 140 mi apart. Cheaper fares to/from Billings make the drive make sense in some cases.
I might be wrong but I believe the House of Representatives has passed a bill to fund the FAA. Its the Senate, once again, under Harry Reid that can’t get a bill passed so that the House-Senate conferees can go to work on resolution of the two bills.
Is the FAA on strike or something?
I heard there was a 0.01% budget cut for the FAA, I guess this is their protest work stoppage?
A president with balls would just fire the bastards!
“And the real reason for the FAA shutdown is:”
To make that mean tea party-dominated congress that just made us look like the irresposible ones, look like the bad guys.
Tough Noogies Bammy.
Harry Reid misses his pomegranates.
Make a trade for lifting the oil and gas moratorium in the Gulf in exchange for lifting the moratorium on airport construction?
(I know, the moratorium in the Gulf was lifted, it's a "soft" moratorium on issuing permits.)
how much money are we saving from these make work projects?
Mr. Perpetually vacationing on our dime is one to talk.
And if he actually did do an honest days work that didn't involve damaging the country, it would be a sign of the apocalypse.
I read somewhere else here in FR today that it is Reid who has been the stumbling block because one of the “subsidized airports” is White Pine County in Ely, Nevada. The article also said that Reid was going to relent and allow a vote.
As far as I’m concerned, subsidizing airline security is another waste of money.
The Rs will cave on this too eventually after they are ridiculed for being mean spirited long enough.
Vote out the R’s, vote out the D’s...keep the T’s.
Air service subsidies up for vote
By Tim Monroe
August 1, 2011 —
Many small airports in the U.S. and the airlines that serve them are wondering what will happen to the $200 million that flows to them under the Essential Air Service (EAS) program.
An example of questionable service payments is found with Great Lakes flying passengers from Ely, Nev. to Las Vegas. So few travelers use the service that subsidy payments amount to $3,000 a passenger, according to a recent article by Joe Brancatelli, whose piece was published online by Portfolio.com.
Damn, who writes for him?
“if Congress gets back into town and does its job”
Says the big-eared bigot that is always on the golf course or on vacation.
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