Sun. Jan 29th, 2023
The FAA’s Got Big Problems, Funding Is Only One of Them

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Republicans have been denouncing Pete Buttigieg and demanding that he be replaced as Secretary of Transportation.

They have a point. Buttigieg’s time on the job has seen some truly amazing disasters like Southwest Airlines’ Christmastime debacle and last week’s 90-minute grounding of all air traffic—the first time that’s happened since 9/11.

But do conservatives actually want government action to prevent these disasters? That would mean a better-funded Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a Secretary of Transportation who was willing to bring down the regulatory hammer on corporate America.

Read more at The Daily Beast.


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