Airlines for America, a trade group that represents large carriers, has said that its members...

Airlines for America, a trade group that represents large carriers, has said that its members don't have any plans to cancel or postpone flights because of the expected closure of 148 air-traffic control towers. The FAA announced the closures on Friday as part of its program to save $627M because of sequestration. The cost cuts will also affect major airports such as Chicago's O'Hare, where controllers will be required to work fewer hours per month.

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  • spald_fr
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    This 0bama administration just inflicts pain on the middle class and somehow this is supposed to be politically astute.
    24 Mar 2013, 09:43 AM Reply Like
  • Candy Cavalier
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    Funny how it's always Obama's fault. Republicans have no hand in this what so ever? Ok
    24 Mar 2013, 01:46 PM Reply Like
  • kareldejong1
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    Yes Both sides do it, and yes it is all political, there are PLENTY of areas where they can cut, to pay for necessary expenses like safety and veterans
    24 Mar 2013, 03:04 PM Reply Like
  • getreal10000
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    No, they did not. He is the president and Dems control the Senate. Did we ever blame Congress for our problems under Republican presidents? NO.
    24 Mar 2013, 10:05 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    1) Democrats don't "control" the Senate, neither in Obama's first or second term. They need 2/3 vote to pass. When has Democrats had 2/3 of the seats in the Senate? Read your Constitution, people.
    2) Nobody was blaming Bill Clinton when he was President, besides the infamous trial and his failure to get Bin Laden. We blamed Bush a lot: first for his 15 minute wait to address 9/11 because he was in a kindergarten class, then for passing the Bush tax cuts that helped the wealthy more than the poor (I wonder why the gap has increased), and finally for starting the Iraq War and lying to Americans about weapons of mass destruction (and later changed his story that we were liberating the Iraqi people). I wonder why Obama gets so much hate. Is it because his middle name? Is it because he is the first black President? Is it because he did what no President has done before: passing a national healthcare law?
    25 Mar 2013, 09:15 AM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    How about cutting the orders for the F-35 joint strike fighter and stick with the F-16? The marines can continue to use the F-16 on land bases. I understand amphibious warships need the F-35 to replace the harrier, but why replace the F-16?


    How about cutting Congress' lifetime benefits? If I am correct, the founders did not give any lifetime benefits to Congress. The job was a social volunteer work.


    How about keeping the aircraft carrier Enterprise in service instead of picking the worst time to retire it and have a new carrier set to replace it in 2015?


    How about bringing (HAL) to court on allegations that it forced soldiers to use their services, did work in Iraq that could have been done by the Iraqi people for 1/100 of the cost, and in turn stealing taxpayer money to just get out of bankruptcy? You did know that (HAL) was heading toward bankruptcy in 2001, right?
    25 Mar 2013, 09:30 AM Reply Like
  • Tim571
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    You have an unrealistic view of the situation. Control of the Senate would require 67 votes, not a simple majority.
    25 Mar 2013, 03:06 PM Reply Like
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