The FAA says it will cut staffing by 10% at airports in Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles this...


The FAA says it will cut staffing by 10% at airports in Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles this Sunday in one of its first rounds of cuts tied to mandatory budget reductions under the sequester. Though the prospect of fewer air traffic controllers sounds daunting, carriers haven't announced just yet that the development will impact the number of flights flown or revenue booked this quarter.

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  • SoldHigh
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    Obama cutting everything but his vacation & golfing schedule.
    18 Apr 2013, 02:41 PM Reply Like
  • jackooo
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    Not cutting Michele's office staff or servants either!
    18 Apr 2013, 03:12 PM Reply Like
  • MadAsHellAnd
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    Is there someone or a group that prioritizes essentiality for sequestration?

     

    As this smells of foul play by Washington, designed to usurp the sequester, the first step should be to publicize the identity of the {agency / department /division} and the individuals who prioritize. If someone had to audacity to stick ATC staffing beneath highways, farm subsidies, bee studies, or even the space program, let's get the name(s) out there. Loudly.

     

    If there is an official in ATC who is putting this higher than cutting janitorial services at ATC facilities, travel/training expense, annual awards banquet, bonuses, why ALMOST ANY OTHER G.D. THING ON THE BUDGET EXCEPT CONTROLLER SALARIES...

     

    ...I want his name published.
    18 Apr 2013, 03:45 PM Reply Like
  • markcc
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    Presidential popularity now well below 50% and going down!
    18 Apr 2013, 04:05 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    Yup, just another American. Blame on the President. One man is responsible for all our problems. What about Congress?
    18 Apr 2013, 09:40 PM Reply Like
  • markcc
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    In this case, it IS Obama making the decisions! He fails to trim other wasteful expenses in favor of a few very painful cuts for political gain. He will blame the Republicans for the pain before this is over. Already his party's leadership is blaming the sequester for the bombing in Boston. http://bit.ly/14Cpad9
    19 Apr 2013, 02:37 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    Right. And the police chief that said if we enforce existing gun laws then he could throw more criminals in jail. I ask why is he not enforcing existing gun laws. Oh, he doesn't have enough funding. Well, who is trying to cut government funding?

     

    To me, they all are responsible. Obama should take some blame, but pointing all at one man is biased.
    22 Apr 2013, 01:10 PM Reply Like
  • markcc
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    Michael - Biased? This is the standard to which Candidate Obama held his opposition to. It is on Obama's watch now. Bush is long gone and the economy is great, right?
    Perhaps you need to reflect on the fact that the Obama administration is directly making the sequester decisions as painful as possible in order to get the opposition to capitulate.
    I suggest your use of the word bias in the face of fact is a reflection of your bias toward the Obama Administration. You must actually revel in the pain your administration is wielding on the flying public.
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    23 Apr 2013, 02:51 AM Reply Like
  • MadAsHellAnd
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    Is Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta making this decision?
    18 Apr 2013, 05:02 PM Reply Like
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