GOP To FAA: Drop Dead

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    GOP To FAA: Drop Dead


    The Republican House went on vacation without reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, furloughing 4000 federal workers and stranding tens of thousands of workers who can’t continue already-started construction projects. They are holding reauthorization hostage to provisions that would weaken workers’ collective bargaining rights. This is going to cost $1.2 billion in lost passenger tax revenue. Even Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is blasting the GOP’s negligence.

    “We’re getting ready to leave for a month. We should not shut down the FAA because of a rider put on the extension of the FAA legislation that has not been negotiated,” Hutchison said.


    “It is not honorable for the House to send an extraneous amendment” on a funding extension, she said.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Maybe you shouldnt have arbitrarily changed the rules.
     
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    AS the Amercian empire is slowly drained of its vitality you can expect that the services that were formerly paid for by the FED will degrade.

    Get used to the steady erosion of civil society because this is going to be what's happening, I think, for the rest of your and my lifetimes.
     
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    They need to privatetize the FAA anyway
     
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    Need a Tissue, Shitpack?... :lol:

    :)

    peace...
     
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    Anybody notice how many aircraft have just been dropping out of the skies since the FAA was shut down?

    Nope...Didn't think so.
     
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    hostage ..oy

    new drinking game word
     
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    DRAT! :D You beat me to it! :lol:

    But I have been crying my eyes out about the taxpayer money spigot temporarily turned off for thousands of overpaid government drones.
     
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    It only takes one midair to ruin your entire day.

    Pilots fly airplanes so, unless their union goes on strike, they'll continue to fly, but without Air Traffic Control (ATC), it will be like all the street lights and traffic signs in a large city evaporating overnight. It'll create huge delays, but not necessarily any accidents.
     
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    If these jobs and construction projects are so important, why don't they make the airlines pay for them? After all, they are the ones profiting from them, not the American taxpayers.
     

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