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LaHood: Forced cuts mean flight delays, some control tower closures
CNN ^ | 12:38 PM EST, Fri February 22, 2013 | CNN Staff

Posted on 02/22/2013 10:42:54 AM PST by xzins

Edited on 02/22/2013 11:23:14 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; increase; partisanmediashills; sequester; spending
This is not a cut.

Everyone was promised extra money. Now they are getting LESS extra money.

So, they have all they had last year, plus they have some extra. They don't have as much extra.

It raises the question: why not just run it the way they ran it last year and try not to spend any of the extra cash they STILL are getting?

1 posted on 02/22/2013 10:43:09 AM PST by xzins
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2 posted on 02/22/2013 10:48:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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LaHood doesn’t even qualify as a RINO anymore. He’s just a plain LIAR.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 10:48:50 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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If LaHood were smart, he would simply greet the reporters, and point out that:

Republicans have been proposing sensible budget cuts that would not impact services.
Democrats have been refusing to vote on those sensible cuts.
Obama approved the Sequester. He owns this.
Obama asked LaHood, as a Republican, to provide cover for the administration, and help make the Republicans look like the bad guy.

LaHood could have blown the cover off this game, and played hardball. But Republicans don't do that. They are dainty.

4 posted on 02/22/2013 10:49:40 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: xzins

This whole hand-wringing over the devastation that 85 Billion in total government cuts (reductions in projected budgeted amounts -— we still have NO budget, I remind!) will cause is patent horseshit.

85 billion of a 3.6 trillion dollar budget is about 2.3 or 2.4%. Oh Noes! Devastating! Draconian! Jobs lost for First Responders, jobs for teachers, TSA, DHS, ATC, FAA, retirement! Anything and everything you can think of Obama the Liar is threatening as a consequence for a frigging condition (sequester) HE SUGGESTED! H-O-R-S-E-S-H-I-T!!!!!!

He, government, doesn’t pay teachers, he doesn’t pay firemen, policemen, dog catchers or private company employees.

His willing media is abetting these lies by hyping all of this up. They should all be taken out and shot. They are worse than Congressman or even Senators - and that is pretty damned bad.


5 posted on 02/22/2013 10:53:12 AM PST by Gaffer
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It is as though they designed these to cause as much pain to the taxpayer as possible


6 posted on 02/22/2013 10:53:43 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: xzins

I wish I could find the Y2K episode of Family Guy with all the planes, trains, trucks, etc crashing in the front yard all at once.


7 posted on 02/22/2013 10:54:47 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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We need nationwide billboards that say, Washington D.C.- YOU LIE!!!


8 posted on 02/22/2013 10:57:57 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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Flight delays in New York and LA, too bad, you idiots voted for this.


9 posted on 02/22/2013 11:04:12 AM PST by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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In addition, control towers at smaller airports such as Boca Raton, Florida, and Joplin, Missouri, would be closed, he said. ..

As a direct user of the system, this is good news. Much easier for aircraft to get in and out of rarely-busy sparse-trafficked non-towered airports than when they have towers.

Another example of "make-work", as only a national govt knows best how to do.

10 posted on 02/22/2013 11:09:33 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Gaffer

2.3% of an increased level of spending.

This entire thing is BS.

When a business that runs on profit has growth, but less growth than they’d have liked, they don’t go out of their way to make it harder on their customers.


11 posted on 02/22/2013 11:09:50 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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Asked why he was brought to the White House briefing room to address reporters, he said: "I would describe my presence here with one word -- Republican Idiot."
12 posted on 02/22/2013 11:12:37 AM PST by Girlene
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One possible answer- inflation.


13 posted on 02/22/2013 11:14:45 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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I’m all in favor of not paying for things we shouldn’t be paying for. If some of the closures are things that should be closed, then that will have been a positive.


14 posted on 02/22/2013 11:21:52 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Girlene

LOL.

(Although, any more, Republican and Idiot also go together all too frequently)


15 posted on 02/22/2013 11:23:36 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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Canada privatized the air navigation system two decades ago and it is funded entirely on a user-fee basis. The result has been reduced costs, better service and modern equipment.


16 posted on 02/22/2013 11:23:36 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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True.


17 posted on 02/22/2013 11:25:55 AM PST by Girlene
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To: jmcenanly

Having worked in the civil service in the past, I can tell you that that is precisely what they are doing. Government agencies *always* implement cuts in a taxpayer-facing way in order to generate a public backlash and political pressure to restore their funding.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 11:27:18 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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Does that mean that Pelosi will lose her personal taxpayer-paid-for 787?

19 posted on 02/22/2013 11:28:15 AM PST by publius911 (Look for the Unin label, then buy something else.)
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Let me just guess

The control tower at that beehive of activity known as James Murtha Airport in Central PA will not be affected but the lines at Dulles will increase by an hour


20 posted on 02/22/2013 11:37:59 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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assign military air controllers if necessary

(and retrain the guys that steal little bottles of jam from innocent passngers... send them to air controller school...give them useful jobs ...and get rid of the Official Gropering)


21 posted on 02/22/2013 11:38:27 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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22 posted on 02/22/2013 11:53:34 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Gaffer
Well, it's actually 1.2 T in cuts coming but the First Demogogue is acting like it's all coming at once.

Get this first 85 B over with and they have a whole year to figure out the next one.

This is interesting politics. The Dems are having to deal with real cuts over a long-term period this time...hasn't happened in decades.

23 posted on 02/22/2013 1:33:20 PM PST by what's up
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LaHood doesn’t even qualify as a RINO anymore. He’s just a plain LIAR.

We need to GOAD the damn RINOs into just becoming Democrats.

They think they have power by thinking we the people will want to a republican if they are squishy lib, we need to tell them to join the damn Democrat party.


24 posted on 02/22/2013 4:57:38 PM PST by GraceG
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