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Selected News For The Week Jul 30 – Aug 5

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This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, July 30th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Selected News For The Week Jul 30 – Aug 5”

  1. tranquil.night says:

    Reminder: We won’t default on Tuesday without a deal, but will likely be losing our long-term top-tier credit rating with any deal.

    PIMCO’s Bill Gross: “I Call This Debt Man Walking” (h/t Real Clear Politics)

  2. heykev says:

    Interesting facts about NEA’s annual convention in a commentary by Phyllis Schlafly. In it she details the motions they passed while in session in Chicago recently.

    While I have yet to read any thing in the MBM about this, I did do a search in Google News and got nothing there as well. It’s almost as it they don’t want us Pheasants to know what’s going on.

    Since I’m registering my daughter for Kindergarten this month – yes, I know it’s actually late, but I moved recently to take one of the very few available jobs in this horrific economy – I am actually paying attention to what going on in the classrooms. I am afraid….very afraid for her future. Both regarding her impending indoctrination into Socialism and making her pay off the Worst Generations debt.


  3. Melly says:

    Budget fight costs FAA millions in lost revenue
    Last Updated: 12:40 PM, July 29, 2011

    Posted: 12:39 PM, July 29, 2011

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) remained partially closed Friday, putting tens of thousands of people out of work and depriving the government of more than $200 million in tax revenue.

    Though the weeklong closure was due to a congressional fight over last-minute provisions in the agency’s budget bill and not the talks on raising the debt ceiling, it nonetheless showed how government gridlock can hurt the economy.

    “The ongoing FAA shutdown is having a broad and deep negative impact on aviation and our economy,” said Marion Blakely, head of the Aerospace Industries Association, the trade group that represents aviation businesses.

    “As a result of Congress’ failure to pass an authorization extension, the FAA has been forced to issue stop-work orders on contracts reportedly worth more than $7 billion,” she added.

    The FAA furloughed some 4,000 workers last week, making an exception for essential staff such as air-traffic controllers, after the Senate refused to approve the agency’s temporary budget. House Republicans tacked on provisions to cut funding for small community airports and impair the ability of airline workers to unionize.

    The aviation authority manages the US air-traffic system, carries out safety inspections and distributes grants for airport construction. In addition to the FAA furloughs, an estimated 70,000 construction workers are out of jobs.

    The Laborers’ International Union of North America said 1.3 million construction workers were already unemployed.

    “I am making a simple and straightforward request to Congress: Pass a clean FAA bill and immediately put thousands of FAA employees, construction workers, planners and engineers across America to work,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.

    While the FAA’s reauthorization budget languishes in Congress, the agency is paying essential staff from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, which has been seeing annual deficits for years as tax revenue from airports and airlines declined.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/budget_fight_costs_faa_millions_RmEt6teJqYDvHgKgJgWJnJ#ixzz1TyA8bpsd


    Harry Reid – where are you? Ah yes, observing your pomegranates bloom. No wonder Congress has such a low approval rating. Enjoy your figs Harry.

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