Tell us again why government should run air traffic control...

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    Yet ANOTHER story of FAA incompetence:

    Midnight Was Movie Hour, Nap Time in New York Air Tower - Bloomberg

    We got government out of regulating the airline business after which prices dropped dramatically, service improved and customer choice expanded. Still the planners insist on controlling air traffic...and what a job they're doing!

    Canada took steps to deregulate their air traffic control with no adverse side effects. Time for us to do the same, if not for logic and reason, but because there is nothing in the Constitution allowing the feds to control air traffic.
     
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    Maybe they ran better before Reagan fired them?
     
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    No you have it completely wrong. The air traffic controlers now are all non-union asses.
    Remember ronnie raygun fired the union workers for looking for better conditions.
    You pay for what you get.
     
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    There is no evidence to suggest that is the case. Zero. More importantly, there is amble evidence to suggest a private company that faces competition and the necessity to please their customers or go out of business, would run air control better, much better. No private company could possibly do worse, not without being immediately replaced with a superior competitor. That's the problem with government run entities, no competition, so no need to thrive or keep costs under control. Hell, just take a nap when the urge arises...what, is someone going to fire the government?! :lol:
     
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    Then you should have no difficulty citing that evidence.
     
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    Which private company replaced BP after the Deepwater Horizon disaster?
     
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    Start here:

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/The-Road-Serfdom-Fiftieth-Anniversary/dp/0226320618"]http://www.amazon.com/The-Road-Serfdom-Fiftieth-Anniversary/dp/0226320618[/ame]
     
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    I've read it. Have it on my Kindle, as a matter of fact.

    Now do you have any actual evidence a private company could better manage air traffic control and not have controllers taking naps or playing games, or not?
     
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    First, that's quite the red herring. You always have the much trouble focusing?

    Anyway, are you suggesting BP is the only oil company drilling...like the FAA is the only entity controlling air traffic? Wow...you must not get out much.
     
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    we assume a private company would do better since it would have competition!!

    Imagine someone who jogs for fun and someone who races in life and death competition? Who would be a faster runner? Now you understand competiton and how it makes us better. Not so hard was it?
     

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