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Old 08-03-2011, 04:19 PM  
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4,000 FAA Employees

Anyone else wonder why it takes 4,000 FAA employees to process those flight subsidy fees the airlines collect?

And how was Obama able to relate the fees to headstart, is that how he thinks headstart is funded?
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:14 PM  
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Someone offered that it may be the FAA employees with those cushy jobs in those rural airports that are furloughed.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:41 PM  
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Why are we subsidizing ticket prices at some smaller airports to begin with?
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:43 PM  
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Remote Murtha airport lands big bucks from Washington

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April 23, 2009|By Jim Acosta and Janet Rodriguez CNN's American Morning

Democratic Rep. John Murtha says it's his job to direct federal funds to his district in Pennsylvania.

Located outside a small Pennsylvania city, John Murtha airport may not see many passengers. But it's seen plenty of arrivals of tax dollars from Washington, most recently economic stimulus funds.

The airport offers three commercial flights. In between the arrivals and departures, airport officials admit there are few faces around the facility.

"When the flights are coming in, there are people. Other than that, it's empty," said Scott Voelker, manager of the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport.

But one face is everywhere. Rep. John Murtha, the airport's namesake, is hard to miss.
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