Unpaid FAA Inspectors or the GOP? Who would the public blame?

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    There is no end in sight as dozens of FAA inspectors continue to work without pay after having been asked to stay on the job and to charge government travel expenses to their personal credit cards to keep airports operating safely.

    already cost $360 million, and the U.S. government could lose roughly $1 billion in tax revenues on airline ticket sales. (so much for the "Party of Fiscal Responsibility")

    The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have left town for the summer

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    Say, God forbid, the worst happens and a plane crashes, and consider this GOP, there might even be "rich" people on that plane, who do you think the public will blame?

    Something to consider. Another "unintended Republican consequence"?

    Think about it.
     
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    Was watching Brett Baere last night and according to Steve Hayes and the panel The bill was passed by the House and the Senate a while ago. Its just been sitting in the Senate . There is some hang up on a labor issue. Another Union dealy. Big Surprise.

    Yes. Just who gets the blame for this one??
     
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    Looks like the Dems should have left well enough alone.
     
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    But what was in the bill to keep the Senate from voting on it?
     
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    the dimocrats left town without attending to business, so we'll blame them
     
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    Now THAT truly is being a CIVIL servant, isn't it?
     
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    As usual, the Republicans try to control all legislation from a minority position. If they don't get what they want, they refuse to negotiate no matter the cost. I really do hope that voters bitch slap them come next year.
     
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    This is one article on it. I'm sure there are others.


    House Dems say long-term FAA extension in jeopardy over funding, union language - The Hill's Floor Action
     
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    House Democrats on Monday warned that passage of a long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is in serious jeopardy this year because Republicans are insisting on a bill that cuts billions in FAA funding and includes language making it harder to form air and rail unions.


    Oh I see the right wants to bare bones it and throw rocks at unions.
     
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    Does the FAA generate revenue? Hell no.

    No bureaucracy does.

    Fuck 'em.

    They can stay on permanent furlough for all I give a shit. They're as "useful" as the post office and the IRS.
     
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