The War State Journal reports, “Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta said they have no choice but to cut controller staffing by 10 percent, which will reduce how many planes airports can handle. But a spokeswoman for Airlines for America, a trade association for the airline industry, said the furloughs are unnecessary and airlines are considering suing the government.”
Poor babies. One thing the airlines will never consider, however, is providing their own infrastructure and control towers rather than forcing taxpayers to subsidize their industry. From its inception, aviation has tried to offload as many of its costs to the public as possible. And has succeeded virtually 100% of the time, thanks to its cronies in Congress and the bureaucratic regime.
Fun to watch these bozos reap what they’ve sowed!9:12 am on April 19, 2013 Email Becky Akers