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Trump Plans Week-Long Focus on Infrastructure, Starting With Privatizing Air Traffic Control

Business  (tags: Trump, air traffic control, privatization, FAA )

- 625 days ago -
The president has invited executives from major airlines to join him as he kicks off the week with one of his more controversial plans: spinning off the air traffic control functions of the Federal Aviation Administration to a nonprofit corporation.


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David C (81)
Sunday June 4, 2017, 6:14 pm
his minority supporters think private is better than public ownership and monitoring

Freya H (345)
Sunday June 4, 2017, 6:29 pm
And you thought Ray-gun was bad! As far as I am concerned, this is just another reason to drive.

JL A (281)
Sunday June 4, 2017, 6:50 pm
Sounds like a recipe to increase deaths in the skies. Thanks Judy

Judy C (91)
Sunday June 4, 2017, 7:59 pm
You guys are all right. In addition, God only knows what else will emerge from this "infrastructure week" planned at the White House. The GOP is determined to sell the entire country out from under us.

Dawnie W (250)
Sunday June 4, 2017, 9:07 pm
๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œNoted...God Help America, if Trump starts selling off all it's infrastructure. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œThank you...Judy.๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’œแƒฆ ๐Ÿ’™ฦธฬตฬกำœฬตฬจฬ„ฦท๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ’œL๐Ÿ’™ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜บฦธฬตฬกำœฬตฬจฬ„ฦท๐Ÿ’›แƒฆ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜‰

Laura H (964)
Sunday June 4, 2017, 9:23 pm
This is nothing but a shiny object-SQUIRREL!!!! Let's keep our eye off of Russia...SQUIRREL!
trump is a con man.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday June 5, 2017, 1:15 am
Shared news article and analysis over social media to raise and spread awareness.

Animae C (507)
Monday June 5, 2017, 4:18 am
Privatise air traffic control????
Is he MAD!!!!
That is a definite recipe for DISASTER!!!!

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday June 6, 2017, 6:37 am
Noted, Thank you

TOM T (247)
Tuesday June 6, 2017, 10:18 am
Interesting ... Thank You 4 Sharing .....

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Tuesday June 6, 2017, 11:52 am
Noted, Thanks

Kathy B (106)
Tuesday June 6, 2017, 12:18 pm
If he starts selling off things that our taxpayer $$ paid for, do we get our money back?

Janet B (0)
Tuesday June 6, 2017, 12:57 pm

Judy C (91)
Tuesday June 6, 2017, 1:50 pm
We should get our money back, Kathy! In general, I'd hate to see how much Trump is actually going to cost this country during his presidency! For one example, just look at all of the extra protection he and his family require.

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday June 6, 2017, 3:14 pm
Sorry I don't feel he is being smart. Everything that he touches or even gets near, turns to disasters. Thanks Judy

Tom P (29)
Tuesday June 6, 2017, 4:56 pm
Another trumpaster

Margie FOURIE (148)
Wednesday June 7, 2017, 12:16 am
Thank you

Marco C (31)
Wednesday June 7, 2017, 6:31 am
More grand ideas about how to loot and pilfer public resources, our resources, bought and paid for by you and I and hand them off to "connected' individuals as a reward for political loyalty.

Those principles of streamlining operations, consolidating and reducing needless redundancy that serve to stabilize, enhance, unclutter and focus resources for greater efficiency used in business are absent from any of his proposals. He is incapable of transferring, blending or applying those principles to enhance the greater public good and build a greater, stronger more resilient America.

His administration is like buckshot on democracy, the constitution and the welfare of America. His management style is consistent with and reflects the game of Jenga. How many blocks can you remove from the tower of blocks before the tower collapses. Oh, and this round is sponsored by Russia, who would love to see the American model fail.

You don't need to send in infiltrators when you sponsor mismanagement, greed and incompetence to sabotage the works, let 'em do it to themselves and watch from the sidelines.

Winn A (179)
Wednesday June 7, 2017, 7:05 am
tRUMP is a Cancer on America. What a bonehead.

Donna G (42)
Wednesday June 7, 2017, 1:43 pm
Ronald Reagan tried to do this back in 1981. When air traffic controllers went on strike; Reagan ordered them back to work within 2 days of the start of the strike. When they refused, he fired every one of them and replaced them all with non-union members.


Janet B (0)
Wednesday June 7, 2017, 2:08 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday June 8, 2017, 12:30 am
Thank you

Sheryl G (359)
Friday June 9, 2017, 1:31 pm
He is doing the same thing to us that is happening over in Greece - selling off our "commons". Guess it wasn't bad enough that Reagan fired all the Air Traffic Controllers now we'll have them working for $8.00 an hour. I am so sad that the people of this Country didn't stand up for each other, back in 1981 the other Unions should have stood with the Air Traffic Controllers and shut down everything that had Union workers except the most dire of services like caring for patients. We continue to pay dearly for believing in this every man for himself.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday June 9, 2017, 1:32 pm
By the way, you might in future want to copy and paste the Washington Post articles as I had to remove my Ad blocker to read it. I notice more and more are doing this today.

Judy C (91)
Friday June 9, 2017, 7:13 pm
It's terrible to think of what could happen if we were to end up like Greece. Things are absolutely horrible there. I can see where we could definitely go in that direction. Trump and other elites are happy to grind the common people beneath their bootheel.

Thanks for the tip about the Washington Post articles, Dandelion. My ad blocker reacts to various sites that way too, although the Washington Post still displays okay for me. It's really annoying that so many sites are blocking access to those who don't want to be inundated with idiotic ads. Even if I could see the ads I would be extremely unlikely to respond to any of them! LOL.

Marco C (31)
Saturday June 10, 2017, 4:58 am
As if life isn't difficult enough, we have sleaze balls in office conspiring to steal by misappropriation. It is far beyond "biting the hand that feeds you". Legislators and lobbying behind closed doors to modify the laws to legalize the feeding frenzy on public resources and labeling it "job creation".

pam w (139)
Saturday June 10, 2017, 9:11 am
And just who would get these contracts? Anyone want to bet? OLIGARCHS....FRIENDS OF THE TANGERINE TESTICLE.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday June 12, 2017, 12:52 am
Yes, you can easily see where this is going. . . . control of actual airspace. . . .

Judy C (91)
Monday June 12, 2017, 12:45 pm
This is all like an ultra slow-motion train wreck, and it will (maybe) last four years!

Melania Padilla (123)
Tuesday July 4, 2017, 10:27 am
How crazy, indeed the craziness does not stop with this man
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