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If Flying Didn’t Suck Enough: Trump Plans To Privatize Air Traffic Control

If Flying Didn't Suck Enough: Trump Plans To Privatize Air Traffic Control

 

As President Trump and aides brace for congressional testimony this week from ex-FBI Director James Comey, the White House on Monday began a week-long promotion of various infrastructure proposals, starting with a long-shot plan to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system.

Hailing “a great new era in American aviation,” Trump said his plan would reduce the number of flight delays and wait times that cost consumers millions of dollars. “We live in a modern age,” Trump said during a ceremony at White House, “but our air traffic control system is stuck, painfully, in the past.”

While specifics on how to upgrade the nation’s roads and bridges are still being developed, Trump on Monday plans to say he will send Congress a plan put the nation’s air traffic control system in private hands. It calls for creating a private, nonprofit corporation, with airlines contributing fees rather than the taxes they now pay the government to cover the approximately $10 billion annual cost for air-traffic control. via USA Today

What could possibly go wrong?

 

Mein Confefe: Trump Whines About “Watered Down PC Version” of Travel Ban


 

President Donald Trump has doubled down on his executive order banning travel to the US from six majority-Muslim countries. “People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!” Trump said in the first of a series of tweets Monday morning.

The White House initially tried to reframe Trump’s use of “travel ban” when the executive order was first announced in January. The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, said in January that the policy was not a ban but rather “extreme vetting.” But Spicer referred to it as a travel ban as recently as May. Business Insider