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SHOCKING NEWS!

Filed on July 22, 2011 at 6:38 pm under by dcobranchi

Republicans are STILL fucking assholes.

Portions of the Federal Aviation Administration will shut down at midnight – putting nearly 4,000 people temporarily out of work and allowing airline passengers to buy tickets without taxes – unless Congress can resolve a partisan dispute over legislation to temporarily extend the agency’s operating authority.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday the government will lose about $200 million a week in airline ticket taxes and $2.5 billion in airport construction projects will come to a halt if the Federal Aviation Administration is forced to shut down…

The main obstacle is a provision sought by House Republicans and the airline industry that would make it more difficult for airline and railroad workers to unionize.