The members of the Av-Gov Complex just will not give up. And who is the Av-Gov Complex? The congressional committee leaders, the FAA officials, the lobbyists, the airlines, the unions, and the manufacturers. And, the media that is always happy to create ‘news stories’ that help to nudge the public toward demanding the latest wasteful schemes, NextGen and ATC privatization.
The AIRR proposal and NextGen funding are wrong and wasteful, yet the Av-Gov players continue to try and sell AIRR. They continue to wastefully spend aviation taxes, excess airline profits, and scarce Congressional time and energy. As a result, Congress continues to fail to serve, and is not solving other more critical problems while wasting our money.
Just as the WikiLeaks emails showed how DNC ‘collaborated’ with the mainstream media to suppress the Bernie Sanders campaign and guarantee the election of the establishment’s choice (the amazingly flawed candidate, Hillary Clinton), so too the Av-Gov Complex players are getting help from our news sources. This time they have gone international, to the well-respected Economist magazine. Sadly, Economist has produced a story loaded with utterly false and misleading content. The article is below, with footnote rebuttals by aiREFORM.com. And, links to other Posts and materials are included at the bottom of this Post.
We need to be done with these two terrible ideas. NextGen and ATC Privatization are wasteful deadends that offer no substantial solutions and in fact create larger problems (especially the privatization plan). They are being offered solely to feather the nests of the Av-Gov Complex players, and to further diminish accountability by U.S. aviation regulators and the ATC system.
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- 8/10/2016 – Opinion: The Uncomfortable Truth About Aviation Emissions (2p, & 41p comments)
- 3/4/2016 – Debunking the A4A Op/Ed Letter at TimesLedger
- 2/26/2016 – Shuster/A4A’s AIRR Act is All but Dead
- 2/24/2016 – AIRR: Going Nowhere (while Shuster schleps in Florida!)
- 2/6/2016 – AIRR Act is Shuster Serving the Airline Corporatocracy
- 2/3/2016 – House T&I Committee’s Video promoting AIRR Act