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LaHood warns big flight delays,
cancellations loom

USA Today, by Bart Jansen

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/22/2013 1:06:13 PM

WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned Friday of massive delays in flights and the closing of 100 smaller air-traffic control towers, as part of automatic spending cuts scheduled March 1. Because of furloughs for air-traffic controllers, LaHood said flights from New York to San Francisco could be delayed 90 minutes. He says once airlines understand how flights are delayed, they will begin canceling flights. He said the control towers at the 100 smallest airports will be closed, from a list including those in Boca Raton, Fla., Joplin, Mo., and Hilton Head, S.C. "These are harmful cuts with real-world consequences

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HPmatt, 2/22/2013 1:14:07 PM     (No. 9191031)

So in outside of Beltway terms, Federal spending this year - after the Sequester ´cuts´ kicks in - going t/b a few hundred billion $ HIGHER than last´s years spending (would say budget, but there hasn´t been one in 4 years). So by giving TSA/FAA more money this year, they´re going to have to take all these actions.

Everyone knows only rich people fly, so good that they´re wasting more of their time.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: civilservant, 2/22/2013 1:19:34 PM     (No. 9191047)

Gotta spend that cash on bike paths!!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/22/2013 1:20:06 PM     (No. 9191048)

Not for me! Ever since the gub´mint decided to determine rules for flying and patting down my 74 year old wife because she forgot to remove a small gold cross from her neck, I have driven or taken a train.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pc1eszm, 2/22/2013 1:20:59 PM     (No. 9191052)

Why are we not hearing about all the artists who will starve after their NEA grants are cut? As far as I´m concerned, this agency has absolutely no reason to exist.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kane toad, 2/22/2013 1:27:07 PM     (No. 9191066)

good reason to privatize.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mushroom, 2/22/2013 1:28:55 PM     (No. 9191070)

Just for giggles I went looking to fly to Joplin. It appears there are only 2 sched flight a day and American Eagle is the only airline.
They do know that Springfield is about an hour away, right?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 2/22/2013 1:28:57 PM     (No. 9191071)

Flight delays for thee but none for me.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 2/22/2013 1:29:57 PM     (No. 9191073)

What cuts? $22B in a budget that is $1T over per year?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/22/2013 1:41:36 PM     (No. 9191097)

Sounds pretty bad.

Hope the president is listening. Maybe he can do something to prevent the nightmare we are being warned is about to befall us.

You have to admire the dude, though. He is so dedicated to fairness, i.e. a tax increase on the wealthy, that he is prepared to let to whole country go to ruin and to inflict vast economic hardship on millions of people if Republicans don´t agree to raise taxes.

He really sticks by his principles, even if it means compromising military readiness and national security. What a guy. What principles!


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 2/22/2013 1:50:15 PM     (No. 9191109)

#10, I hate to be a grammar nazi, but I believe that you used the incorrect punctuation. You wrote about our President, "What a guy. What principles!" I believe that you meant to write, "What a guy. What principles?"

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Reply 11 - Posted by: nevernaught, 2/22/2013 1:59:34 PM     (No. 9191134)

Now who do you suppose that will agitate.. not me, I´m not flying anymore.

I´m thinking that in California a Proposition needs to be generated and put on the ballot. First up, a heavy jail sentence for non citizens who vote in any election. Same for citizens who vote multiple times, with voting privileges taken away forever. Say maybe 5 years or so might get their attention. A retroactive clause that fines and jails non citizens who vote in the Proposition election setting these restrictions.

I can hear the crying now. Allowing illegal´s to vote steals your vote. Then send them south and all points of the compass. Another action that needs to start now is the recall of McCain and others that support amnesty. The legit public is against amnesty in any form. How hard is that to understand.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/22/2013 2:00:43 PM     (No. 9191138)

Thomas More to Richard Rich: "It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world ... but for Wales?"

Me to Pukeface LaHood:"Iit profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world ... but for 0bama?"

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 2/22/2013 2:31:08 PM     (No. 9191191)

So increasing spending will still cause all of this horrible "pain"? Oh well! Shut it down! We cannot afford it anymore!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: spinpilot, 2/22/2013 2:38:19 PM     (No. 9191208)

Zer0 wanted it so let him get it!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TheGrandWahzoo, 2/22/2013 2:52:31 PM     (No. 9191238)

Wow, thery´re pulling out all the stops. What´s next, no SS checks on time...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/22/2013 2:54:23 PM     (No. 9191241)

Obama could solve this ´crisis´ by just taking a few hundred riders on AF-1. The dang thing is constantly going across the country as far as I know.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 2/22/2013 2:55:30 PM     (No. 9191243)

I thought this tosspot was leaving office?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: saraguay, 2/22/2013 3:52:15 PM     (No. 9191322)

i think it´s pretty amazing how much stuff is covered by 42 billion dollars. this is all a big fat lie and anyone who believes that all these bad things are going to happen is beyond naive.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 2/22/2013 3:56:38 PM     (No. 9191328)

A better idea LaHood. Shut down Dulles, Reagan DCA and Baltimore airports.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: octrojan, 2/22/2013 4:12:26 PM     (No. 9191357)

Bring it on, Ray. Let´s then let Rand Paul (he´s the only one who would) start a William Proxmire (remember him) list of Golden Turkey spending programs that Obama considers more important that flight safety.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/22/2013 4:27:01 PM     (No. 9191372)

Leave it to mother government to ruin what was once an efficient and enjoyable means of transportation. Why don´t you morons focus on the Post Office. Give us a call once you´ve got that running properly!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: varkdriver, 2/22/2013 4:31:07 PM     (No. 9191378)

Great. So Del Boca Vista will be an uncontrolled field? Nothing to it; just monitor 122.8, and call downwind, base, and final. And keep your head on a swivel...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/23/2013 7:57:05 AM     (No. 9192096)

Barry lies and his inept administration morons follow suit. Nothing to see here.

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