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    Filed 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.

    3 Responses to “SHOCKING NEWS!”

    Comment by
    July 22nd, 2011
    at 9:40 pm

    Worse: anti-American.

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    August 5th, 2011
    at 5:19 pm

    Maybe they should all go home more often. Things seem to get fixed. At least the latest screw up is defused. Which counts as good news around here!

    Comment by
    January 1st, 2012
    at 6:43 pm

    It takes two to tango. For this, both sides are to blame. Unions are by definition a labour cartel. The victims are the customers.

    …as you are aware, I suspect, given that you don’t like public schools.

    I don’t dispute that Republicans are assholes. But in this case, more research is needed to understand whether they are smellier assholes than the others.

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