He's doing it again. As if playing politics with White House tours wasn't enough, the Obama Administration is now doing the same thing with airline travel.
The Federal Aviation Administration is now planning to furlough 47,000 workers throughout the rest of the fiscal year. According to Nicholas Calio, president of Airlines for America, this plan "is illegal, irresponsible and damaging. Most of all, it's totally unnecessary."
The absence of these workers could delay flights in major airports 3 1/2 hours, and will create massive problems for travelers and shippers this summer.
There are a number of ways the FAA can reduce costs and meet government cutbacks without creating problems for travelers, but once again this Administration, it's all politics, all the time.
Obama is looking for ways to point the finger at Republicans over the sequester, and pressuring the FAA into cuts that have the greatest impact on the traveling public is the latest attempt to do so.
Contribute $25, $50, $100, or whatever you can today to send a strong message that we will not stand idly by and watch this President unnecessarily wreak havoc on air travelers.
Chairman, Republican National Committee
Via Michael Charney