The FAA has furloughed a number of air-traffic-controllers. This is causing delays that lasted three hours at some places. Note it does not say, “were expected to delay.” It says they were delayed. The article clearly states that the delays are because of the sequester.
“The furloughs are part of the federal government’s sequester. The FAA was told to slash $600 million from their budget.”It isn’t just the delays that should worry us. Fewer controllers mean more chance for mistakes and accidents. Accidents mean lives. This is politics of the worst sort but it is what we have come to expect of our president and his minions.
I would assume that the air-traffic-controllers are paid for out of taxes and fees received from the airlines and passengers. It seems like a simple in/out process. How would the sequester effect something like this?
While this is going on the parties at the White House continue. The presidential vacations continue. The flow of pork continues.
If you voted for these people all I can say is that I hope you have a trip planned and you get the full three hour treatment.
homo unius libri