world

Flight delays pile up amid U.S. budget cuts

6 Comments
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

©2022 GPlusMedia Inc.

6 Comments
Login to comment

The government has plenty of options to cut a measly 2% of its pork without inconveniencing people. But this is Obama trying to maximize effect on the population to push through his political goals.

While travellers are sweating, don´t expect a decrease in the opulent White House parties, the frequent holiday trips, the staff of White House calligraphers, the massive stimulus spending for often absurd projects, etc etc...

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

The government has plenty of options to cut a measly 2% of its pork without inconveniencing people... While travellers are sweating, don´t expect a decrease in the opulent White House parties

LOL! You've got to be kidding us with that example.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

" LOL! You've got to be kidding us with that example."

Nope. No kidding. Though there are plenty of other sources of pork.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

WilliB: But this is Obama trying to maximize effect on the population to push through his political goals.

I think of it more as Republicans doing anything possible just to feel like they still have some kind of power in government with a shrinking base.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

But this is Obama trying to maximize effect on the population to push through his political goals.

(Psst - WilliB: Congress passed this law. The law mandates cuts in an awful way, but in a way mandated by Congress. Obama could no more change it than he could unilaterally change any other part of the budget. Thanks for sharing, though.)

1 ( +1 / -0 )

A crappy way to run a country. What an embarrassment. Only one thing will result in this and that is a major aviation accident after such a long time with a good safety record. Also, I wonder how many wanna-be terrorists are going to try and take advantage of this. Not good. I just traveled across the U.S. a few weeks ago and am glad I'm safe back at home. I hope our government gets their act together by next March when I want to travel again. Geez!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites