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September 24, 2017

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Government is slowing air traffic

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The government will never cease to amaze me. The Federal Aviation Administration is involved in an air traffic slowdown. This slowdown is blatant, and the media is not doing a thing to point out that the FAA continues to employ contractors, have meetings, travel, etc.

As a retired air traffic controller of more than 30 years, I went through the sick-out of 1971, the strike of 1982, and years of accusations and threats from the FAA regarding controllers slowing down air traffic. Now we find that the government is slowing down air traffic.

Should Congress take the same position with the FAA that the FAA took with the controllers in the past, which was any attempt to slow down air traffic can result in termination? I don’t know what to call the position of the government in this matter. I do know that I am appalled at the intentional damage to the economy and the intentional inconvenience to the flying public being caused by this administration.

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