This is just another example of federal government run amuck. The U.S. Dept. of
Transportation has no business being involved in providing subsidized small
plane fly by night air service from small town airports and call them regional
airports. We are under duress with budgets at all levels of government. We
can't afford it. Please don't give me this clap trap that it is an rural
economic issue. The same thing goes for the U.S. Postal Service and all the
Tajmahal's they build in out of the way rural towns. They are trying to
downsize their organization but the U.S. Congress won't do it. They are also
being subsidized by hundreds of millions every year. I am sick to death of
this. We don't need Saturday mail delivery, and we could live with Monday,
Wednesday and Friday delivery during the week as well. This is only the tip of
the iceberg. We are not a Cadillac economy anymore. We can't afford the level
of government we are saddled with today. Get real.
'A spokesman for the Department of Transportation did not respond to a request
for comment about the program, which has grown in scope and cost.' - ARticle And WHAT could have added to that cost? WHEN did the
federal goverment start getting...bigger? TSA: 'The TSA was
created as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, sponsored by
Don Young in the United States House of Representatives and Ernest Hollings
in the Senate, passed by the 107th U.S. Congress, and signed into law by
President George W. Bush on November 19, 2001.'-Wikipedia
Patriot Act: 'This Day in History: PATRIOT Act signed into law' - Melissa
Green - Liberty Central - 10/26/10'On October 26, 2001 President George W.
Bush signed the Patriot Act into law.'
This will affect 3 Utah airports, however the rate is set to expire December 31,
2011.Cedar City Regional airport - SkyWest Moab, Canyonlands
Fields - Great Lakes AirlinesVernal, Vernal Regional - Great lakes
AirlinesIs air service needed to these communities? I dont know.
Yet another reason for the need of the Tea Party.