FAA says it can't avoid air traffic controller furloughs

Feb 27, 2013 Full story: Reuters 20

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will have to begin furloughing air traffic controllers in early April because of a looming $627 million in automatic spending cuts, the head of the agency said on Wednesday, while Republican lawmakers argued there were other ways to handle the budget crunch.

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“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#1 Feb 27, 2013
If this destroys the Republican party, maybe it's worth it.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#2 Feb 27, 2013
Well good. It's about time we started reducing
the size of gubmint. Close down a few hundred airports in smaller cities. We cain't afford all
this infrastructure. Besides, we have to collect taxes to pay for it and that ain't nothing 'sides
socialism.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#3 Feb 27, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
If this destroys the Republican party, maybe it's worth it.
Wrong again, dingleberry!

For once, the president is playing a losing hand.

The haggard trope that savings are best achieved with a "balanced" approach—that is, through a combination of spending cuts and tax increases—rings hollow five weeks after House Republicans cut their losses and signed onto Obama's New Year's compromise. That deal, which hiked taxes across the board but hit the wealthiest Americans hardest, included exactly zero dollars in accompanying spending cuts. Heroically, the left managed to contain its distress over the unbalanced nature of the agreement.

In the Washington Post last week, Charles Krauthammer urged Republicans to call Obama's bluff:

The country needs tax reform. But first it needs to rein in out-of-control spending. To succeed in doing that, Republicans must remain united under one demand: cuts with no taxes—or we will let the sequester go into effect.
Krauthammer gets it exactly right. The GOP holds the better cards. It's time to go all in.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/Stephanie...
Say the Truth

Lansdale, PA

#4 Feb 27, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
If this destroys the Republican party, maybe it's worth it.
How do you figure, Lar?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#5 Feb 27, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong again, dingleberry!
For once, the president is playing a losing hand.
The haggard trope that savings are best achieved with a "balanced" approach—that is, through a combination of spending cuts and tax increases—rings hollow five weeks after House Republicans cut their losses and signed onto Obama's New Year's compromise. That deal, which hiked taxes across the board but hit the wealthiest Americans hardest, included exactly zero dollars in accompanying spending cuts. Heroically, the left managed to contain its distress over the unbalanced nature of the agreement.
In the Washington Post last week, Charles Krauthammer urged Republicans to call Obama's bluff:
The country needs tax reform. But first it needs to rein in out-of-control spending. To succeed in doing that, Republicans must remain united under one demand: cuts with no taxes—or we will let the sequester go into effect.
Krauthammer gets it exactly right. The GOP holds the better cards. It's time to go all in.
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/Stephanie...
in fact, all economists worth their salt say that it is through spending cuts and increased revenue that we need to attack our deficit.
all we need now is for the congress to act on those spending cuts they said they'd give us.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#6 Feb 27, 2013
Say the Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you figure, Lar?
He doesn't figure anything..just waits for a liberal commentor to jerk the string in his nose.
The blamer in chief is threatening that if he doesn't get what he wants he's ready to inflict maximum pain on everybody else. He won't force government agencies to shave spending on travel, conferences, excessive pay, or staffing. He won't demand that agencies put the lowest priority spending as any half-compotent-middle manager would.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#7 Feb 27, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong again, dingleberry!
For once, the president is playing a losing hand.
The haggard trope that savings are best achieved with a "balanced" approach—that is, through a combination of spending cuts and tax increases—rings hollow five weeks after House Republicans cut their losses and signed onto Obama's New Year's compromise. That deal, which hiked taxes across the board but hit the wealthiest Americans hardest, included exactly zero dollars in accompanying spending cuts. Heroically, the left managed to contain its distress over the unbalanced nature of the agreement.
In the Washington Post last week, Charles Krauthammer urged Republicans to call Obama's bluff:
The country needs tax reform. But first it needs to rein in out-of-control spending. To succeed in doing that, Republicans must remain united under one demand: cuts with no taxes—or we will let the sequester go into effect.
Krauthammer gets it exactly right. The GOP holds the better cards. It's time to go all in.
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/Stephanie...
1- Krauthammer is an arsehole. Always was and always will be.
2- More Americans will blame the Republicans.(I know you don't believe in scientific surveys, but if that were acknowledged by a rotund right wing madman on radio (which it is), maybe that would help.)
3- You can take this on faith, or whatever method you use for ingesting information. Both Obama and the Republican House had agreed to the sequester, in the hope that when it came upon us, both sides would agree it was untenable, and would therefore be forced to compromise on a deal. Obama has been flexible, while your guys have turned to stone.
4- If we allow the sequester to dig in, Republicans even in red states, and with all their gerrymandering, will have trouble getting re-elected.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#8 Feb 27, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
1- Krauthammer is an arsehole. Always was and always will be.
2- More Americans will blame the Republicans.(I know you don't believe in scientific surveys, but if that were acknowledged by a rotund right wing madman on radio (which it is), maybe that would help.)
3- You can take this on faith, or whatever method you use for ingesting information. Both Obama and the Republican House had agreed to the sequester, in the hope that when it came upon us, both sides would agree it was untenable, and would therefore be forced to compromise on a deal. Obama has been flexible, while your guys have turned to stone.
4- If we allow the sequester to dig in, Republicans even in red states, and with all their gerrymandering, will have trouble getting re-elected.
1. Krauthammer has more brains and knows more about economics than the whole demorat party combined.
2. You don't have scientific surveys! LMAO
3. The house has sent up deals...no feedback from senate and nothing from nobama..you call that flexible?(Chuckle)
4. More gerrmanderying went on in California and Illinois by democrats than all red states combined. With taxes going up, nobamacaretax about to hit families, food, gas and other commideites because of democrat policies over the last 5 years...
it ain't gonna be pretty for dem's.

Action speaks lounder than words, dems are all talk, no action.
Say the Truth

Lansdale, PA

#9 Feb 27, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
1- Krauthammer is an arsehole. Always was and always will be.
2- More Americans will blame the Republicans.(I know you don't believe in scientific surveys, but if that were acknowledged by a rotund right wing madman on radio (which it is), maybe that would help.)
3- You can take this on faith, or whatever method you use for ingesting information. Both Obama and the Republican House had agreed to the sequester, in the hope that when it came upon us, both sides would agree it was untenable, and would therefore be forced to compromise on a deal. Obama has been flexible, while your guys have turned to stone.
4- If we allow the sequester to dig in, Republicans even in red states, and with all their gerrymandering, will have trouble getting re-elected.
Herr Dr Krauthammer's turds are smarter than you.
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#10 Feb 27, 2013
Say the Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Herr Dr Krauthammer's turds are smarter than you.
We're saving a prominent place for them in the 2016 GOP primaries.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#11 Feb 28, 2013
They can keep the 'conferences' in Vegas, Orlando, Atlantic City etc. etc. but it would be stupid to keep the guys who do the work. I mean nobody would notice, and that would defeat the purpose.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#12 Feb 28, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
If this destroys the Republican party, maybe it's worth it.
Obama knows he has egg all over his face because of the SCARE TACTICS HE PERFORMED FOR MONTHS believing the Reps would give in like they did the last time. Well they did not and the America has not and the sky is NOT FALLING. I do believe he is going to try to hurt America by where he takes the cuts. Action can be intitatied on that also.

President Obama has accused Republicans of blocking efforts to avoid the automatic spending cuts set to go into effect March 1. Fox and Friends asked Judge Andrew Napolitano whether Obama can decide where the cuts should go into effect, since Congress has not passed a budget.

Napolitano explained that the sequester is not a reduction in spending, but actually just slowing down the rate of spending increases. He said Obama has an obligation to keep the most critical areas of the government running at full force, and look to apply the cuts elsewhere.

“This is almost an impeachable offense. If the president is deciding how to spend money in order to hurt us, rather than in order to provide us with the services for which we have paid and for which we have hired him, he is doing the opposite of what he has taken an oath to do,” Napolitano said.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#13 Feb 28, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama knows he has egg all over his face because of the SCARE TACTICS HE PERFORMED FOR MONTHS believing the Reps would give in like they did the last time. Well they did not and the America has not and the sky is NOT FALLING. I do believe he is going to try to hurt America by where he takes the cuts. Action can be intitatied on that also.
President Obama has accused Republicans of blocking efforts to avoid the automatic spending cuts set to go into effect March 1. Fox and Friends asked Judge Andrew Napolitano whether Obama can decide where the cuts should go into effect, since Congress has not passed a budget.
Napolitano explained that the sequester is not a reduction in spending, but actually just slowing down the rate of spending increases. He said Obama has an obligation to keep the most critical areas of the government running at full force, and look to apply the cuts elsewhere.
“This is almost an impeachable offense. If the president is deciding how to spend money in order to hurt us, rather than in order to provide us with the services for which we have paid and for which we have hired him, he is doing the opposite of what he has taken an oath to do,” Napolitano said.
regardless of what you fos news friend said, the sequestration cuts are not directed by the president.
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#14 Feb 28, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
If this destroys the Republican party, maybe it's worth it.
Don't see how, the sequester was Obama's idea.
wraparoundDave

Westminster, CO

#15 Feb 28, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
If this destroys the Republican party, maybe it's worth it.
Imbecilic moron:

The Federal Aviation Administration faces a $1 billion cut from its $15.9 billion budget if Congress cannot reach a deal on long-term deficit reduction by the end of the year. Sequestration would take effect Jan. 2. About three-quarters of the potential budget cut would affect the FAA’s day-to-day operations.- See more at: http://transportationnation.org/2012/08/15/pe...

$15.9 billion f ing dollars, I think there might be a little fat there, dumbass.
wraparoundDave

Westminster, CO

#16 Feb 28, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>in fact, all economists worth their salt say that it is through spending cuts and increased revenue that we need to attack our deficit.
all we need now is for the congress to act on those spending cuts they said they'd give us.
Obama and the dems idea of "cuts" refers to their golf handicaps, certainly not cutting spending. Obama's plan is to bankrupt us and change the country to his vision.

Maybe i'm wrong, can you show any proposed spending cuts by Obama or Reid?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#17 Feb 28, 2013
wraparoundDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama and the dems idea of "cuts" refers to their golf handicaps, certainly not cutting spending. Obama's plan is to bankrupt us and change the country to his vision.
Maybe i'm wrong, can you show any proposed spending cuts by Obama or Reid?
you do realize, reacharound dave, that you sound just like all the idiots who said the exact same things about bush, don't you?
Dickweed

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#18 Feb 28, 2013
You know how Conservatives don't give a crap about people on welfare and food stamps, beause they aren't? And people who need that stuff are just lazy Takers?

Well I don't hardly ever have a need to fly, unless I'm going to Switzerland to visit my money, so I don't give a flying crap (catchy unintended pun) about air traffic controllers or airport safety. It has always been money wasted. I'm sick and damn tired of my tax odllars being used to keep planes from crashing into eachother.
Planes have windshields. They even have wipers. IF a pilot can't land a plane without some overpaid government employee talking in his ear, he ain't much of a pilot and should be fired too.

“Goodbye ObamaCare”

Since: Mar 09

Hello Impeachment time

#19 Feb 28, 2013
The shit is starting to hit the fan...this is the result of Obama's failed economic policies and his out of control massive government spending. Watch as he lies his ass off trying to pin this on the Republicans.
Dickweed

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#20 Mar 1, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
The shit is starting to hit the fan...this is the result of Obama's failed economic policies and his out of control massive government spending. Watch as he lies his ass off trying to pin this on the Republicans.
Nice jobe. You repeated that line for line right off of the Fox/Rush/Hannity/Beck Obama is destroying Ameerica playbook.
nice work Polly.....Wanna cracker

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