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    Default FAA says 173 air traffic control towers will close on April 7

    I'm sorry. This is just friggin nuts!!! I am convinced the government does not want our country to pull out of recession. I just haven't quite figured out why yet.
    Washington (CNN) -- The federal government will close 173 air traffic control towers at small- and medium-size airports on April 7 because of forced spending cuts, the Federal Aviation Administration told tower operators Tuesday. It will close another 16 towers on September 30, the end of the fiscal year.

    Spenser Dickerson, head of the Contract Tower Association, told CNN that FAA officials gave him the news, capping off a five-day period in which the FAA first told contractors they would close scores of towers, then backtracked on the news.

    The FAA said it would consider removing individual towers from the list on a case-by-case basis, if the operators can explain why it is in the national interest to keep them open, Dickerson said.

    The news Tuesday, if anything, was worse than previously announced. Last Wednesday, the FAA said it would close 168 towers.
    FAA says 173 air traffic control towers will close on April 7 - CNN.com

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    Default Re: FAA says 173 air traffic control towers will close on April 7

    tyranny of obama

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    Default Re: FAA says 173 air traffic control towers will close on April 7

    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    tyranny of obama
    And of our Congress.

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    Default Re: FAA says 173 air traffic control towers will close on April 7

    Obama wants to force congress to raise taxes and then blame it on them but not the congressional dems, reps aren't falling for his bs and either should anyone else.
    loa24y likes this.

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    Default Re: FAA says 173 air traffic control towers will close on April 7

    It's all a political game and you are all the helpless pawns.
    Really all this over 2.4 budget cut

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    Default Re: FAA says 173 air traffic control towers will close on April 7

    Like five year old's in kindergarten..

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    Default Re: FAA says 173 air traffic control towers will close on April 7

    Instead of job cuts the food stamp president could have cut billions in waste and fraud from the food stamp program alone. Taco Bell and Burger King, candy, ice cream, and Coca Cola should not be allowed..the folks are getting enormous, can hardly walk as it is and are contributing to skyrocketing health costs. Recipients over 275 lbs should be institutionalized

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    Default Re: FAA says 173 air traffic control towers will close on April 7

    Quote Originally Posted by bean View Post
    Instead of job cuts the food stamp president could have cut billions in waste and fraud from the food stamp program alone. Taco Bell and Burger King, candy, ice cream, and Coca Cola should not be allowed.
    Are you implying that food stamp recipients can eat at those fast food establishments with the program ? They can't.
    I seem to remember your talking of buying candy at walmart ... cause it's cheaper.
    So, should it be outlawed ?

    .the folks are getting enormous, can hardly walk as it is and are contributing to skyrocketing health costs. Recipients over 275 lbs should be institutionalized


    Sounds a little like a Gestapo state directive.
    Glad your opinion doesn't mean much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Are you implying that food stamp recipients can eat at those fast food establishments with the program ? They can't.
    I seem to remember your talking of buying candy at walmart ... cause it's cheaper.
    So, should it be outlawed ?
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    Sounds a little like a Gestapo state directive.
    Glad your opinion doesn't mean much.
    Get with it..food stamp fraud is rampant..food stamps and cards are like cash. You can buy beer or cigarettes or anything you want or even sell them. My point is there is much wasteful government spending that could be cut rather then cutting marines or air traffic controllers but hey that's your president..not mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bean View Post
    Get with it..food stamp fraud is rampant..food stamps and cards are like cash. You can buy beer or cigarettes or anything you want or even sell them. My point is there is much wasteful government spending that could be cut rather then cutting marines or air traffic controllers but hey that's your president..not mine.
    Prove it.
    The "stamps" or "cards" as you call them don't even exist any more.
    The actual program is called "WIC", and the vouchers can only be used for certain products allowed under the program.
    A retailer would have to be stupid to risk the fines by allowing the purchase of UN-authorized items.
    Fraud is everywhere.
    How about starting at the top to eliminate fraud.
    Like no bid contracts to military contractors that steal hundreds of millions of our tax money.

 

 
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