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#15 : March 20, 2013, 07:54:36 PM

He brought the topic up while speaking about the accident - so I seems that he's linking the two.

But then again he is a Democrat and have you known a problem where the Democrat solution isn't for the Govt to spend gobs more money??

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#16 : March 20, 2013, 08:51:17 PM

Democrats like to spend more, Republicans - what? Spend less? Don't think so - especially when it comes to military.  Heard yesterday that 10 years of wars that the Republicans put us in cost $2.2 trillion and the end result will cost this country for 100 yrs.

Was it worth it?

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/03/19/iraq-afghan-wars-to-cost-us-over-next-100-years.html?comp=700001075741&rank=3

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#17 : March 22, 2013, 07:00:11 PM

We have thousands of Federal employees who support the military mission that are being placed on unpaid leave due to the budget sequestration.  It's very possible that this tragedy and others would be prevented if they were at work.


Please stop.

Hopefully we won't see this happen





FAA to close 149 air traffic control towers to meet required budget cut

Annette Abplanalp, an air traffic control specialist who works for Serco Inc., watches plane traffic from the control tower at the Ogden-Hinckley Airport in Ogden, Utah. The Federal Aviation Administration will close 149 federal contract air traffic control towers, including Ogden, beginning April 7.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/22/17418628-faa-to-close-149-air-traffic-control-towers-to-meet-required-budget-cut

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#18 : March 22, 2013, 08:04:18 PM

Air traffic controllers? Pfffttt! That's just another bloated expense of the immoral government.


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#19 : March 22, 2013, 10:39:16 PM

La Hood continues the performance - cutting in the most obvious and hurtful way.  It is going to catch up with these guys - maybe if the President and Vice President were to stay in Washington for the balance of their terms... imagine the savings impact they could have...

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#20 : March 23, 2013, 09:15:15 PM

Air traffic controllers? Pfffttt! That's just another bloated expense of the immoral government.

Actually, most of these towers are what are referred to as "zombie towers", they service pretty much nothing, so yeah, It's just bloat.  But you can rest assured your idol Obama and his media lapdogs are going to have half the country convinced by the end of the month that these are major hubs and planes will be falling out of the sky like flies any minute.  The pathetic dramatization of miniscule cuts is just typical grandstanding by a crybaby who can't stand that he wasn't just declared emperor.

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#21 : March 23, 2013, 11:43:34 PM

Air traffic controllers? Pfffttt! That's just another bloated expense of the immoral government.

Actually, most of these towers are what are referred to as "zombie towers", they service pretty much nothing, so yeah, It's just bloat.

If they were zombie towers that service nothing, then wouldn't that mean that they were already effectively closed? How do you save money by closing a tower that is essentially already closed?

I'd like a link to support this claim, if you don't mind.


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#22 : March 24, 2013, 04:18:14 AM

https://www.google.com/search?q=faa+zombie+towers&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a


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#23 : March 24, 2013, 02:25:48 PM

https://www.google.com/search?q=faa+zombie+towers&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

Closing towers that don't have night traffic is equivalent to them servicing nothing? You seem to be forgetting about the day time.


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#24 : March 24, 2013, 03:24:24 PM

The link opens and is explanatory

"The FAA also said it may eliminate night shifts at 72 towers and regional radar rooms. Fifty-four of those already met guidance for closing during those periods because of low traffic, according to agency data compiled by Bloomberg.

The FAA has been thwarted in previous attempts to close towers and radar rooms at little-used airports, including Huntington, because of pressure from members of Congress, Bloomberg News reported last year.

The agency would save $10 million a year by ending night shifts at the 102 U.S. air-traffic towers and radar rooms that operate overnight without the traffic to justify it, Bloomberg reported."

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#25 : March 24, 2013, 03:25:25 PM

Too bad the postal service apparently isn't subject to this - they have been wanting to close unnecessary locations for years

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#26 : March 24, 2013, 03:47:06 PM

why sacrifice? biden and co will just find someway to spend the money needlessly anyway..........Congress needs to close the pursestrings to this unnecessary spending by the executive branch

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#27 : March 24, 2013, 07:47:33 PM

"Actually, most of these towers are what are referred to as "zombie towers", they service pretty much nothing, so yeah, It's just bloat."

The link says that 54 towers met guidelines for closure prior to the sequester. 173 towers may be closed due to the sequester. So like I said, show me the link that supports the notion that "most of the towers" subject for closure are "zombie towers that service pretty much nothing."


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#28 : March 25, 2013, 01:59:08 PM

"Actually, most of these towers are what are referred to as "zombie towers", they service pretty much nothing, so yeah, It's just bloat."

The link says that 54 towers met guidelines for closure prior to the sequester. 173 towers may be closed due to the sequester. So like I said, show me the link that supports the notion that "most of the towers" subject for closure are "zombie towers that service pretty much nothing."

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