What long lines?
POSTED: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 7:06pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 11:10am
Tyler TX (KETK) — Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano has been telling us the sky is falling, literally.
She says things are already bad at our nations largest airports since the sequester kicked in on Friday.
Reports I have read state airports have told media they have not seen
any noticeable problems.
Even here in east Texas emails have been flying from the administration to local news outlets saying towers at Longview and Tyler will close down and there will be no air traffic controllers.
That means no one will fly.
A spokesperson from the city of Tyler tell us the airport will operate as normal and if needed air traffic control from other places will hand the
Same thing for Longview.
Beside police and fire employees the feds have trotted out the air traffic controllers as a bargaining chip.
The always happens when there is a budget showdown.
I've said before most of the local cops and firemen are paid ,locally.
That leaves us to air traffic control.
Did you know a while back when Canada was in a pinch they privatized air traffic controllers.
It's worked great.
Now it's the envy of the aviation world.
Now, the company which works in Canada is doing the same thing at other airports around the world.
And speaking of around the world.
Other big cities are privatizing their airports.
The seems to be running better.
But, I think the air traffic controllers being privatized would be great.
Of course it would take a chip off the table for politicians when they
want to pound their chests.
That's my point of view what's yours?
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