Those Hypocritical Pickpockets (…all represented by lobbyist Airlines for America!)

Jim Hightower does a great job shining a bright light on absurdities in our modern life. He is a Texan, a progressive, a creative thinker, with a knack for pulling laughs out of even the driest people.

In his latest article, he takes aim at the greed and hypocrisy that compels our four remaining ‘major’ passenger airlines to nickel and dime on all sorts of fees. Here’s a scrollable PDF copy:

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Now, this is extremely hypocritical, because the lobbyist for the U.S. airlines, Airlines for America, is chronically pressing Congress to end fees and taxes that are used to fund ATC, build infrastructure, and maintain safety. Their main argument is that the fees depress public demand. Huh; might bag fees, change fees, obsolete fuel surcharges, and other ‘airline’ profit-generating schemes actually be discouraging people away from flying?

TimesLedger Publishes a Full Page of Letters Disputing the NextGen Con-Job by A4A/FAA

20160312.. TimesLedger full page of airport noise letters re NextGen failures KJFK & KLGA (Becce, Jehn, Will)The ongoing propaganda parade by lobbyist A4A and federal personnel serving the aviation interests (both FAA employees and elected Congressional officials) included the Sharon Pinkerton letter in the NYC area on March 3rd. There are many smart people in the Big Apple, tired of this charade. They wrote some very good letters, pointing out just how incredibly false (and self-serving!) the A4A letter was. TimesLedger has created webpages to share these letters. Here are links: