Upload & Sell: Off
Glenn Watson wrote:
We will be fine without it, i've flown my whole life there without it - its less that 5 years old. There are things I like about it, and things I will like about not having it.
The reason that its being closed is mainly what I have a problem with. it is such a crock. Like JW, i now have 6 friends without a job and not many places to look for one so it sucks even more for them.
Our airport has a small chance for an exemption as we're classified as an official reliever airport for AUS, but its a small chance. And Brian there are avenues to bring it to the state and even local level in the meantime, but doing so puts us in a possition to possibly never recieve federal funding again in the future if this nightmare thats looking out for us ever ends. I also read an article this week that even after the sequestor, the FAA still has more money in its budget than it did last year. So closing the towers is just political scare tactics and propaganda to try and trick all the Fox news viewers into believing that we cant afford spending cuts in government because of all the things we will "lose". You know - can the police department, fire fighters and school teachers first - then everybody gets behind your spending programs.
Yeah Glenn, we can agree on that......my favorite example of the day: TSA is telling us that security lines are going to get exponentially longer, but yet they have the time and resources to put in a truly silly set of rules about knives on airplanes. Am I OK with knives on planes? Sure!, but think about the cost of implementing that program over the next couple of months. The training alone will be amazingly expensive, add rule updates, signage, marketing.....and beyond that, the rules are so convoluted, that it will further delay those long lines at the airport.
They aren't thinking, or else thinking that we aren't thinking. Either way, I"m embarrassed for them.