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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:34 PM


Lovely. Sequester cuts could cause flight delays.

I suppose it'd be worth it just to see Boner sleeping on a bench at Please Don't Call It Reagan National.


The Obama administration is warning that automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1 will result in travel delays at major airports and require traffic-disrupting shutdowns of air traffic control towers at smaller facilities.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the across the board reductions will require trimming $600 million this year form the Federal Aviation Administration. LaHood says that will mean furloughing air traffic controllers, which in turn will reduce the ability to guide planes in and out of airports.

He says travelers could experience 90 minute delays or more in major cities.

Maybe this is just a sneaky way to dismantle the air traffic controllers' union... oh, wait a minute. My bad.

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:48 PM

1. The teahadists will love this, don't anyone kid themselves about that. All the people who could

afford to travel, will be told it's Obama, the ACA, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and welfare ruining their lives. Just wait for it. That train is never late!

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:24 PM

2. just being realistic about this...


This is what political philosophers and economists call 'Washington Monument Syndrome'.

Its nothing but scaretactics. we all know there isnt a red cent actually being cut, its only 22billion less in additional spending this year than the last, so their budget isnt actually getting smaller, theyre actually getting more money than they did last year.

(In Washingtonese, if one proposes a $100 billion spending increase, and actual spending increases by "only" $90 billion, they call it a $10 billion budget cut).

this isnt a debate about if increasing or decreasing spending is good or bad for the economy, its a factual arguement that the scaretactics are nothing but nonsense because no money is technically being cut, only added

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