FAA furloughs kick in, some flight delays appear

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  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    April 23, 2013 3:36 p.m.

    Every agency has been given a percentage to cut. Those cuts cannot be transferred from the FAA to Homeland Security, or to other agencies. That's the beauty of the sequester. All agencies have to cut in each program area. Training cuts cannot make up for personnel cuts, etc. Travel money cannot be transferred to operations, etc. It is illegal to transfer money between program areas. Many an agency head has been prosecuted or fired for doing just that. If any of the above posters had any experience with governmental accounting, they could respond intelligently instead of "rock parties at the White House,""DHS ammo," etc.

    Please learn a little about a subject before lashing out.

  • George New York, NY
    April 23, 2013 12:44 p.m.

    Obama did not author anything, the sequester was part of the congressional negotiations and part of the budget they gave the president. You remember congress right the ones you always tell us get to decide the budget not the president. Maybe he should have vetoed the budget but then you would have just cried foul about that too. You can try to lie this at Obamas feet but you got exactly what you have been begging for and by the way thanks.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 23, 2013 10:29 a.m.

    lest you forget, BO authored the sequester, not congress.

    THAT is why BO is the one to blame. BO DID IT!

    And are you saying the cheif executive has no discretion? really???

  • George New York, NY
    April 22, 2013 4:48 p.m.

    Why does it matter? Because you are blaming Obama for congresses frailer to act, accusing him of all kinds of baseless conspiracies. You are always one of the ones calling for reductions in spending, what exactly did you think was going to happen when you got your way? How about you stop blaming others when you get what you asked for?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 22, 2013 3:17 p.m.

    what does it matter HOW the cuts came about? A leader would try to minimize the impacts on the constituency - BO is trying to maximize the impact, not letting any type of crisis go to waste. BO is a politician - and a Chicago politican at that (the WORST kind), not a leader.

  • George New York, NY
    April 22, 2013 2:48 p.m.

    these were autmoatic cuts agreed to by congress but nice try.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 22, 2013 12:38 p.m.

    BO just wants to cause as much pain as he can since he didn't get his way in the budget negotiations. A leader would find a way to minimize the impact, a politician finds the way to maximize the impact. After all, BO can NEVER let a good crisis go to waste - that's one reason why he creates so many of them.

    If DHS were to resell some of the 2 billion rounds of ammunition they have been hoarding and supplying to the social security administration, there would be plenty of money to maintain FAA staffing and not have to furlough anyone.

    Why does DHS need enough ammo to prosecute the height of the Iraq war for 24 years?

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    I would like to see Michelle's vacations furloughed

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    April 22, 2013 10:46 a.m.

    I personally would like to see some TSA people furloughed. Or better yet, furlough some welfare recipients, people on food stamps, or people living on unemployment that won't look for jobs.

  • 1conservative WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    April 22, 2013 10:28 a.m.

    Why can we afford rock-star parties at the White House but we can't afford air traffic controllers?

  • Yorkshire City, Ut
    April 22, 2013 7:56 a.m.

    The staffing at airports which should have been furloughed would be some TAS staff instead of air traffic controllers.

    There are some great ones at all the airports I frequent--but I personally would LOVE to designate which ones would have a few -or make that many- furlough days.....(hint: that would be those of you who are on a power trip and rude, or the think-they-are-indispensable and rude, or the clueless and rude. Or the merely rude.)

    There are many which are great, personable, caring, and are good sports, and believe me, the flying public NOTICE the huge difference between this group and the first group mentioned-- and we are grateful.