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    Re: FAA Shutdown Means Workers Must Pay To Work

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    It's disgusting. The GOP is once again holding something hostage and demanding a ransom. Either we destroy union rights for workers or the FAA stays shut down.

    Some of the airlines are thrilled. They get to bleed people for tickets, force people to work for free (or pay to work), etc. And things won't be that much better if the GOP gets their way. Either way, the result is the same.

    The idea that it won't compromise safety is BS. The FAA has already missed a deadline for releasing safety protocols. It will only get worse from here. At this point, I wouldn't get on a plane, period. But again, the guys at the top are happy because it's that much more money they can pocket instead of putting back into their company.

    I don't really know what should be done. As disastrous as this is, I'm not sure it would be any better in the long run if the Dems had caved. So in a way, it's good they did this. They keep crumbling every time the GOP takes something hostage which just makes them more and more inclined to continue doing so. How many government-made crisis have we had in the past year? At least a handful. I've never seen or even heard of anything like it.

    But what are the outcomes of this? The GOP doesn't have much motivation to compromise. Their masters are happy. And they don't care about the people. Even when Congress comes back into session, what possible reason do they have to compromise if they're still getting their all-important corporate money?

    And that's the thing about all these GOP-created disasters. It doesn't matter if they get their way or if the disaster comes to fruition. No matter what happens, the people footing their campaign bills are happy, and the people who vote for them are either convinced the second coming is nigh or grasping their guns in excitement for the collapse without understanding what that will do to them, so they don't care either.

    In short, I don't see any positive outcome for this.
    "WASHINGTON -- The failure of Congress to authorize a budget for the Federal Aviation Administration has put some 4,000 agency employees and tens of thousands of contractors temporarily out of work. But even some FAA workers who haven't been furloughed find themselves in a peculiar financial jam."

    Are you saying the GOP didn't authorize a budget? Is it the GOP who hasn't written a federal budget in over two years? You don't see any way out because you see what you choose to see.

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    Re: FAA Shutdown Means Workers Must Pay To Work

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    it can't be about the subsidies
    Let me help you since you obviously started your rant without reading what I wrote...........

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill
    Yes, it is primarily about subsidies.
    If it also lessens the stranglehold unions have on our economy, then that is a much needed side benefit.

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    Re: FAA Shutdown Means Workers Must Pay To Work

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Let me help you since you obviously started your rant without reading what I wrote...........



    If it also lessens the stranglehold unions have on our economy, then that is a much needed side benefit.
    you seem unable to appreciate that a clean bill - one without any reference to subsidies or union rights - was ****canned by the republicans. despite that such a clean bill would have again funded the FAA so it could perform its important work
    given that declination to vote on a clean bill, one can only conclude the republican interests necessarily had to be about subsidies and/or union rights
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    Re: FAA Shutdown Means Workers Must Pay To Work

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    "WASHINGTON -- The failure of Congress to authorize a budget for the Federal Aviation Administration has put some 4,000 agency employees and tens of thousands of contractors temporarily out of work. But even some FAA workers who haven't been furloughed find themselves in a peculiar financial jam."

    Are you saying the GOP didn't authorize a budget? Is it the GOP who hasn't written a federal budget in over two years? You don't see any way out because you see what you choose to see.
    I think what he's saying is that the GOP didn't authorize the FAA funding measure. Does that help?

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    Re: FAA Shutdown Means Workers Must Pay To Work

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    If it also lessens the stranglehold unions have on our economy, then that is a much needed side benefit.
    The unions have a stranglehold on the economy?


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    Re: FAA Shutdown Means Workers Must Pay To Work

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    i missed what your post has to do with the operation of the FAA
    would you please explain the connection
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    Re: FAA Shutdown Means Workers Must Pay To Work

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    The unions have a stranglehold on the economy?
    Yes, as a matter of fact, they do.....

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    Re: FAA Shutdown Means Workers Must Pay To Work

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    you seem unable to appreciate that a clean bill - one without any reference to subsidies or union rights - was ****canned by the republicans. despite that such a clean bill would have again funded the FAA so it could perform its important work
    given that declination to vote on a clean bill, one can only conclude the republican interests necessarily had to be about subsidies and/or union rights
    You seem unable to appreciate that a bill to fund the FAA was ****canned by the Dems, despite that such a bill would have put thousands of workers back on the job and billions into the treasury.


    Given their disinclination to vote on a funding bill, one can only conclude that the dems interests necessarily had to be about bowing to their union benefactors and paymasters.

    See how much fun that is...

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