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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:48 PM
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Rep. John Mica, D-Fla needs a smack with the clue-by-four.
Rep. John Mica, D-Fla., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, objected to adding more controllers at airports where nighttime traffic is light.

"Only in the federal government would you double up on workers, averaging $161,000 per year in salary and benefits, that aren't doing their job," Mica said in a statement. "This staffing increase misdirects our resources and focus away from congested air traffic control facilities," he said.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/apr/14/faa-adds... -/

I wonder if he has ever actually been in a tower cab...or even in an airplane for that matter. Thanks for so blatantly and overtly letting us know exactly what you think our lives are worth; are you sure that's a D after your name?
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:49 PM
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1. Micah's a Republican. n/t
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:59 PM
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4. Holy shit you're right!
That is straight from my local newspaper...they are getting a sternly worded email!
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:02 PM
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5. Maybe they listen to Faux News too much.



(They are notorious for getting party affiliations wrong)


:thumbsup: :hi: :thumbsup:


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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:09 PM
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6. That's exactly what I thought of
and what I said in my email to the reporter, "what kind of Fox News bs is this?!"

Turns out it was wrong in the AP release. That makes it even worse.
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Fla Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:50 PM
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2. This jerk is a Rethug from my district. n/t
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:51 PM
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3. What he might be saying
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 03:51 PM by DefenseLawyer
is that the whole system is antiquated and the current hub system is so fucked up, that just adding people to an already messed up system won't really solve the problem. But certainly in the short term, they need more people.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:21 PM
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7. So he thinks none of them do their jobs?
"Only in the federal government would you double up on workers, averaging $161,000 per year in salary and benefits, that aren't doing their job," Mica said in a statement. "This staffing increase misdirects our resources and focus away from congested air traffic control facilities," he said.



I wonder if he flys?

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