Skip to comments.U.S. Senate approves bill to end air traffic controller furloughs
Posted on 04/25/2013 6:05:10 PM PDT by SkyPilotEdited on 04/25/2013 6:18:55 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate late on Thursday approved legislation to provide enough funding for federal air traffic controllers through Sept. 30 to end furloughs that have brought widespread airline delays. Several Senate aides said an agreement had been reached on a bill giving the Department of Transportation new flexibility to use unspent funds to cover the costs of air traffic controllers and other essential employees at the Federal Aviation Administration.
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The Senate told the US military, on the other hand, to go to hell. Furloughs still stand at 14 days for DoD civilians.
Obama will enjoy cutting our military, law enforcement, and other legitimate functions of the government. It looks like he won by making air travel artificially inconvenient under the sequester reduction in spending increases. I would guess that few other areas of the cuts will be noticed by decent people.
But we can't make payroll for these Americans?
Good for flying public and the air traffic controllers, but this nation's "leadership" (both Presidential and Congressional) is a joke.
They could just take the $500m from DOT marked for ‘Sustainable Development Education’.
What a bunch of morons we have working for us.
Eighty-five billion is about three weeks of money the fed’s spend. You meant to tell me that out of a budget of 3,700 billion that eight-five billion could effect our nation on all levels as it has? How moronic do the politicians think we are????
So, 37% of mandatory spending must take 100% of the cuts. For the military, it is 17% of the budget but must take 50% of all spending. Some monies are fenced off from cuts (military pay for example), so that complicates the issue.
I am guessing nurses that work on military hospitals, research scientists, and law enforcement won't be having an infusion of cash from the Senate, unless there is a public outcry like there was for Air Traffic Control.
Yes it does; this reads like additional funding rather than reprogramming existing funds from lower priority accounts.
I’m just thinking it’s all a political scam. Some how, some way, .......... just thinking.
“Any attempts to reduce government spending will be met with swift retaliation against the American people.” If we’re allowed to quote the thoughts in 0bama’s head, I believe this is accurate.
You would be right. but it’s the WHOLE political system that is a scam. And we are the ones taking it in the ass.
Another article said the Senate acknowledged that 750,000 jobs could be lost by next January due to the cuts, and that does not include the ripple effect on businesses affected such those near military bases, etc.
What does Congress care? They don't get a pay cut. Obama took a 5% pay cut to show "solidarity" but that is a joke. We spend billions so he and Moochelle can live like royalty.
Meanwhile, the US gummint is sending BILLIONS of dollars to Moslem terrorist states, like Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Iraq, the rebels in Syria, etc.
I have to watch that on DVD - it is buried behind my Gladiator, Braveheart, and Silent Running DVDs.
They have money to burn as it is. “if you look at the Dept of Transportations website, one of the top stories recently was to announce a nearly $500 million grant program that will be focused on making communities more livable and sustainable,” according to Chicks on the Right.
but you make a harder target to hit if you get to move around will o wisp
Good first step. Now furlough the entire staff at the EPA. They’re worthless baggage anyway, doing more harm than good. Then the department of no energy! Then the department of godless socialist education and indoctrination! Then the department of socialist labor unions! Then the department of no agriculture! Then HUD, welfare, foodstamps, freddie and fannie and the Fed, etc, etc, etc!! If any of these unconstitutional federal functions are really useful and necessary to the people, let the states and local governments handle them per the U.S. Constitution!! Despite the claims of the socialist statists, the constitution clearly establishes limits and restrictions on the federal government!!
im not going to watch those movies until i star in them