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Flight Delays as Political Strategy


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President Obama is as incompetent at prioritizing as my dog is at catching his tail (and he is a boxer.)

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal:

President Obama’s sequester scare strategy has been a political flop, but his government keeps trying. The latest gambit is to force airline flight delays until enough travelers stuck on tarmacs browbeat enough Republicans to raise taxes again.

This week the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began furloughing each of its air-traffic controllers for one day out of every 10 to achieve roughly $600 million in savings this fiscal year. The White House dubiously claims that the furloughs are required by the sequester spending cuts enacted in 2011.

President Obama can make more sensible choices as far as cuts and definitely cuts that will not affect the daily lives of many working Americans. This is typical bureaucracy and an attempt to punish the citizens in order for the government to get more money. Government will always cut the high impact functions first to teach us a lesson. I just really hope that people are not so blind and stupid.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324874204578438913145965432.html?mod=ITP_opinion_2#articleTabs%3Darticle


3 comments on “Flight Delays as Political Strategy

  1. JohnRH
    April 23, 2013

    M’lady and I are flying to Europe next week and she is beside herself worrying about making connections. I told her it was politics and here is the proof. When the inmates are running the asylum what can you expect?

    • damagodiva
      April 23, 2013

      Good luck on your connections and have fun in Europe. Don’t forget to make a separate insanity list during your travels.

      • JohnRH
        April 23, 2013

        Ha ha.

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