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Well their at it again in DC.  First the FAA starts furloughing air traffic controllers and the media starts hyping all the travel delays caused by this.  Then the Senate passes a bill to fully fund the FAA and return the controllers to their jobs. The House threw them a curve, though,  by also approving it saying that the American people shouldn't be punished because of the President short sightedness (He of course was hoping they wouldn't pass it so he could put more blame on the Republicans).   Nice to know that at least some of the people in our capital are looking out for us (U.S.)

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...or are they making sure that they are not delayed after adjournment?

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Air traffic controllers, this is one of the biggest corporate subsidies out there, why should the taxpayer subsidize the airlines, shouldn’t the cost of tickets reflect the true price of air travel.

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^ Very good point Expat, aren't there a lot of other things that are subsidized?  Light rail and public bus lines come to mind. I'm sure freeborn county has some sort of subsidized transportation.

How about food, milk is subsidized, farmers for decades have been suckling at the gov. teat.

I couldn't agree more, let's end all subsidies. :D


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Air traffic controllers, this is one of the biggest corporate subsidies out there, why should the taxpayer subsidize the airlines, shouldn’t the cost of tickets reflect the true price of air travel.

Couldn't agree more.  The Department of Agriculture needs to be cut off at the knees as well as Amtrack and the auto industry.  Don't forget the ethanol, wind energy as well as solar powers.

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Wow 'Dog, Expat sure nailed on the head here.

Death to subsidies! :rockon:


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How about food, milk is subsidized, farmers for decades have been suckling at the gov. teat.

:rofl:

No pun intended, I'm sure...


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^Oh God, I didn't even catch myself there, good eye Botto!

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I wonder what the price of an airline ticket would be if the airlines provide air traffic control? 3x, 4x at least? I'm sure they would love to collect another "fee".
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If you want to see Ag subsidies take a look at this web site: http://farm.ewg.org/farm/

I was amazed at how much the local farmers have drawn in the last few years.


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