Perhaps the most we’ve ever collectively thought of the nation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) – was in 1981, when newly minted President Ronald Reagan had to deal with an ATC union strike. The ATC was demanding seventeen times more than the amount of money and benefits – than was in the deal to which they had just agreed. (A deal that | Read More »
They have to go to some pretty strange and remote places.
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RedStaters know I’ve written before about Rep. Bill Shuster’s supposed air traffic control privatization scheme that Heritage has called out involving quite a few union giveaways (which is, incidentally, why the air traffic controllers’ union is just fine with it). In the weeks since Trump’s win, the Shuster plan seems to have been given a boost, first by Shirley Ybarra being part of the transition and then by | Read More »
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I’ve written repeatedly about lobbyist-canoodling, cronyist-favor-doing, union-coddling, Republican-repelling, Trump-loving GOP House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster’s political travails and dubious air traffic control “reform” proposal. But here’s a new tidbit in this long-running saga, which now apparently involves his former Tea Party primary opponent who nearly beat him running as a Democrat to turf him out: It turns out that Shuster and his plan are so | Read More »
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With all the election fervor, it’s easy to forget how much Republicans can suck at their jobs. So take a break from considering suicide, and spend a moment appreciating how much our elected officials love abusing their positions for person gain. Meet Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA). He heads up the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the House. For some time, he’s apparently been intent on | Read More »
I called it, I called it, I called it. When I pointed out that proposed regulations of drones were being done purely to keep ordinary folks from being empowered, I
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President Obama has taken sides in the conflict between Hamas and Israel. By having the FAA ban flights into Ben Gurion Airport, he has taken sides in the conflict. The result of the ban was that US commercial carriers were canceling all flights to that destination. Israel was effectively isolated in a way that could significantly impact its economy and weaken its status in the | Read More »
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After American authorities canceled flights to Israel’s Ben Gurion airport, the rest of the West quickly followed suit. ”The success of Hamas in closing Israeli airspace is a great victory for the resistance, and is the crown of Israel’s failure,” crowed a spokesman for the terrorist gang. The single Palestinian rocket that prompted this action didn’t actually hit the Tel Aviv airport. The New York | Read More »
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Sometimes you just know somebody needs primaried. Wednesday I learned of a member of Congress who’s clearly only in the House because daddy was in the House before him, and he’s using the influence he has out a personal sense of entitlement. That’s c…