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Reversal of air traffic controllers furlough

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  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Today there is a vote to get air traffic control back to normal wow!! This government is absolutely bonkers. I just wonder which nutheads like to waste money and annoy the public and then wake up and realize that they may loose votes. Unbelievable, I question again who is running this country; a bunch of imbiciles I guess.
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    Yup. Any politian saying we are so broke we have to scrap safety just made a bunch of enemies out of people he never even thought about.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    I understand that some Senators are right now arguing against this Bill unless it includes some still unamed other Depts.
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    johnnycee Wrote: I understand that some Senators are right now arguing against this Bill unless it includes some still unamed other Depts.
    And those "other Depts" will be either safety or safety net related.
  • Democrat
    Missouri
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    I think I remember informing on a past post, I am retired, as an electrical engineer, from the FAA. I worked with many Air traffic Controllers in my 34 years. It's a difficult job, which I would be bored working in that environment. When you are busy you are very busy, especially at large capacity airports, like Chicago-Ohara, Atlanta, New York, Los Angelos and Dallas. You might be surprised that several smaller airports that cater to the smaller planes and jets can be just as busy as the larger airports with the bigger airframes. The Air Traffic Controllers that work in the enclosed and dark radar environments take a special control on focus and vision. I wouldn't make a good Air Traffic Controller, but I was satisfied with being a successful engineer.

    The politics of this cutback in FAA workers is fools play. The politicians again have located a way to embarrass the Obama Administration. The President was pushed in supporting this due to sequester. What do you cut, your social security, oh no! Cut medicare, oh no! I know, lets cut all of Congress's pay. I'm sure that will work.

    The FAA is not new to these cuts. In my past career, I was faced on three different occasions with taking unpaid leave because of budget cuts. Guess what happen when the budget was approved? We all got paid back pay for our time off. The Congressional part of our Government is a bunch of fools and imbeciles when it comes to working together on ways to negotiate budgets and their political standing.

    Who's running the Government? It's not the President, don't believe what your teacher told you. It's Congress. It's the bickering, grand-standing and filibustering that goes on in the House and Senate. The Government Agencies, like the FAA only submit their budgets and are held responsible for due diligence in running a business. Yes, a government agency is a business, they just can't make a profit. A profit is prohibited by law, because they would be competing with private enterprise. Next time you see those Senate and House representatives talk about funding the Government try to catch their forked tongue sneaking out between their lips.
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    Ft.myers, FL
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    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: I think I remember informing on a past post, I am retired, as an electrical engineer, from the FAA. I worked with many Air traffic Controllers in my 34 years. It's a difficult job, which I would be bored working in that environment. When you are busy you are very busy, especially at large capacity airports, like Chicago-Ohara, Atlanta, New York, Los Angelos and Dallas. You might be surprised that several smaller airports that cater to the smaller planes and jets can be just as busy as the larger airports with the bigger airframes. The Air Traffic Controllers that work in the enclosed and dark radar environments take a special control on focus and vision. I wouldn't make a good Air Traffic Controller, but I was satisfied with being a successful engineer.

    The politics of this cutback in FAA workers is fools play. The politicians again have located a way to embarrass the Obama Administration. The President was pushed in supporting this due to sequester. What do you cut, your social security, oh no! Cut medicare, oh no! I know, lets cut all of Congress's pay. I'm sure that will work.

    The FAA is not new to these cuts. In my past career, I was faced on three different occasions with taking unpaid leave because of budget cuts. Guess what happen when the budget was approved? We all got paid back pay for our time off. The Congressional part of our Government is a bunch of fools and imbeciles when it comes to working together on ways to negotiate budgets and their political standing.

    Who's running the Government? It's not the President, don't believe what your teacher told you. It's Congress. It's the bickering, grand-standing and filibustering that goes on in the House and Senate. The Government Agencies, like the FAA only submit their budgets and are held responsible for due diligence in running a business. Yes, a government agency is a business, they just can't make a profit. A profit is prohibited by law, because they would be competing with private enterprise. Next time you see those Senate and House representatives talk about funding the Government try to catch their forked tongue sneaking out between their lips.
    "freedom" Yes you said it right; since I've been in aviation all my life, I've never seen such nutty decissions; if they look for money, there is plenty in the defense budget,which is totally wasted anyway, unless you want to start wars. We've got more war "stuff" than anyone on this globe, I guess we do not need any more to be parked in the desert.