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Democrats blink first on aviation cuts
Politico, by Kathryn A. Wolfe and Burgess Everett

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Posted By:tisHimself, 4/25/2013 10:15:09 PM

The White House and Democrats in Congress argued for months against a piecemeal fix to the budget problems caused by the sequester. But on Thursday, Democrats caved in and agreed to allow the Federal Aviation Administration to keep air traffic control towers running at close to full capacity. All it took was a few thousand people standing in line at the airport. The Senate approved a deal late Thursday to ease the FAA's burden following negotiations among both parties and the White House. The House is expected to take up the bill Friday, just before the congressional weeklong recess, so President Barack Obama can sign it.
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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 4/26/2013 4:21:28 AM     (No. 9297379)

Somethings going on at the Politico,they´re actually running fair and honest new pieces lately.

The narrative on this could have easily been that dem senators come to the rescue of ATC who were victimized by republican led sequester cuts.

This is proof that a roiled public could stimulate sensible actions in DC but at the same time this is a big defeat for Obama and his sequester gimmick.

You have to laugh at the arrogance of House minority whip,Steney Hoyer who wants an exemption from Obamacare because it might hit him in the wallet too hard.Cry me a river Steney as you cash a check every two weeks on an annual salary of $185,000.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KTWO, 4/26/2013 4:44:31 AM     (No. 9297387)

Steny should have read the ObamaCare bill before they passed it. But enough about Nancy´s toy boy.

This Senate action means the House GOP has a dilemma. If they simply give the FAA more money then why pretend you want to control spending? But not giving the FAA more money means the public will blame the GOP for air travel delays and inconvenience.

I hope the GOP House gives the FAA what it needs by cutting the same amount somewhere else. I suggest taking the money from DoED and EPA.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: ASAvet, 4/26/2013 11:01:55 AM     (No. 9297927)

I don´t get it: the Federal gov´t has more money now than it had last year, so why does sequestration lead to lay offs ? Funding went up, not down.

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