Congress' Refusal To Fund The FAA Costing The Taxpayers Money

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    "$30 million a day, $200 million for one week in lost revenue, all because Republicans in the House refuse to extend the FAA's legislative authority."

    Congress' Refusal To Fund The FAA Is Actually Costing The Taxpayers Money!

    As anticipated, the Federal Aviation Administration's operating authority expired at midnight Friday and the agency partially shut down. While air traffic controllers are still on the job and air travel continues more or less normally, nearly 4,000 other FAA employees are currently furloughed without pay. Additionally, nearly 87,000 construction jobs are affected as FAA-funded airport construction projects are forced to shut down. This includes projects from $10,000 to tens of millions of dollars, scattered across the country.

    4000 workers and construction projects getting the shaft because of Tea Party attacks on the FAA

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    Hey, anybody want to go for a "plane ride"?

    Thought this was interesting:

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    In the one-minute Nevada ad, Pastor Tom Jelinek of Las Vegas says the Book of Proverbs teaches "where there is no leadership a nation fails." And he criticizes members of Congress for trying to protect the wealthy from tax cuts, while ignoring the needs of those living in poverty as the national economy struggles to recover.

    "In the budget debate, the rich have many political friends and lobbyists," Jelinek says in the ad. "The poor or needy don't."

    Christian group runs ads in NV, KY, Ohio to urge protection of poor in US debt deal - The Political Eye - ReviewJournal.com

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    Guess he hasn't gotten the message: Republicans don't care!
     
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    Leadership? Seeing how there is none in the White House, I can understand how your post deflects to Congress.
    The whole FAA thing is intertwined with a myriad of other issues. Sure, I'll go for a plane ride if I can be the PIC.
     
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    The fight is over relaxed unionization rules.

    No, the dumbass democrats havent gotten the message.
     
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    your an dishonest ass Dean.....your thread title says Congress,......but yet you rag on those Rascally Republicans in the Thread.......yet another example why so many think your a Clown.....
     
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    Congress is presently controlled by the GOP. They are indeed to blame.

    But not to worry. After they complete the job they started on the economy in 2008, we won't even remember the FAA silliness.
     
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    Actually you have been given bad info. The FAA thing is a stand alone thing. Completely seperate. I would think the GOP would just exercise a bit of common sense and address this. Right now, they are solely responsible for adding a BILLION dollars to the deficit every five weeks. This is a foolish move. Handle this, then go after Obama and the Dems.
     
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    Ain't gonna happen, Independent. Ideology is so much more important that reality or real savings.
     
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    Can you explain to me why something that has been going on for 4 years is the Republicans fault now?
     
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    The House passed a bill to reauthorize the FAA in February. All the Senate has to do is approve that bill as written and this whole thing will be over. Explain to me why you are blaming the GOP for this, if you can.
     
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