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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    Hmm wouldnt it be better to just lay off FAA office staff? I know that wouldnt have as big a political impact and maybe might show that the FAA works fine without them so I guess they cant do that!
    The first priority of any bureaucracy is to protect the bureaucracy.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Isn't stuff like this what conservatives and the Tea Party wanted anyways?

    If we're going to have drastic cuts to the budget, don't be surprised when they're drastic.

    I'm not blaming the Tea Party or conservatives or Republicans for this stuff. In fact, I'm wondering why they aren't taking credit for these measures to cut government spending, which their rhetoric has always supported.
    Drastic? Are you kidding me? These cuts are miniscule and still leave us aout $1 trillion dollars in the red. The cuts appear drastic because that is the way the Great Leader wants them to appear.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The first priority of any bureaucracy is to protect the bureaucracy.
    You seem to have missed the part where they were cutting "bureaucrats."
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Drastic? Are you kidding me? These cuts are miniscule and still leave us aout $1 trillion dollars in the red. The cuts appear drastic because that is the way the Great Leader wants them to appear.
    They appear drastic because some areas that were already under-funded are getting cuts, because sequestration was done in a completely blind fashion. I did my thesis on air traffic control staffing. The situation was bad and deteriorating before sequestration. Closing towers isn't political, **** has just gotten that bad with FAA funding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    They appear drastic because some areas that were already under-funded are getting cuts, because sequestration was done in a completely blind fashion. I did my thesis on air traffic control staffing. The situation was bad and deteriorating before sequestration. Closing towers isn't political, **** has just gotten that bad with FAA funding.
    It is hard to believe that when we are running $1,000,000,000,000 deficits and a budget of $3,600,000,000,000 that there is any parts of the government that "were already under-funded."

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    It is hard to believe that when we are running $1,000,000,000,000 deficits and a budget of $3,600,000,000,000 that there is any parts of the government that "were already under-funded."
    Yes, because the government is so good at wisely allocating those funds, right? They wouldn't overlook some areas while grossly overfunding others, possibly by coincidence benefiting the corporate buddies of congress? You don't think that's a possibility? Interesting. You have quite a bit of faith in Congress' budget process!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Another joke by the current occupiers of the White House. It's also another appeal to low information voters.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yes, because the government is so good at wisely allocating those funds, right? They wouldn't overlook some areas while grossly overfunding others, possibly by coincidence benefiting the corporate buddies of congress? You don't think that's a possibility? Interesting. You have quite a bit of faith in Congress' budget process!
    Actually, I have none. I was being somewhat sarcastic, but not entirely. Our budget is almost $1,000,000,000,000 more per year than it was a decade ago. So it really doesnt seem possible that anything could be underfunded with such lavish spending going on at the federal level. Perhaps sequester will help allocate fund more efficiently in the future. God know tht whatever they are doing now isnt working.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Actually, I have none. I was being somewhat sarcastic, but not entirely. Our budget is almost $1,000,000,000,000 more per year than it was a decade ago. So it really doesnt seem possible that anything could be underfunded with such lavish spending going on at the federal level. Perhaps sequester will help allocate fund more efficiently in the future. God know tht whatever they are doing now isnt working.
    The sequester is basically the opposite of allocating funds more efficiently. It is a completely blind, unthinking, across the board cut that leaves agencies no discretion to go for that efficiency thing you want. The FAA is sitting on unspent money and they can't use it to keep a few towers open because the sequester doesn't give them that option.

    I'm glad your vague gut feeling has you so sure that nothing could possibly go underfunded. I guess I'll just toss out all that research I did and all that firsthand experience I have from my being in the industry for my entire adult life. Controller staffing must be just fine. It's not like there was a massive wave of retirements over the last decade creating critical staffing problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well around us they are Shutting down Gary Airport Tower and some of the Private Fields.....course once again blaming sequester cuts. Although if I was some of these millionaires and billionaires. I think they could build their own towers and hire their own people for Private fields. Which if it affects these types and business. Then they should also be able to turn around and make the Democrats and Obama pay the price.
    Uhhh, ok so the people who make profit from air travel will have to provide their own systems without tax payer help to keep doing what their business needs to do. And how is this a horrible thing again? I don't understand why taxpayers who may not be flying are flipping the bill for other people's vacations. It seems to me that the government not providing airline welfare is a great way to cut costs. As for airline ticket prices going up, I don't fly. As for shipping costs going up, perhaps that is good for local manufacturing.

    how is this a bad thing for all people and not just people who love being rammed into an uncomfortable tin can so they can visit exotic locations?

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