Lawmakers near agreement on FAA bill
January 20th, 2012
07:34 PM ET
11 years ago

Lawmakers near agreement on FAA bill

Washington (CNN) - Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill moved closer Friday to an agreement to clear a long-stalled Federal Aviation Administration bill.

They did so, according to aides in both parties, after each side compromised on several thorny labor issues that had held up negotiations over the bill that funds aviation programs and airport construction.


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  1. J.V.Hodgson

    Shame on all of them. For multiple reasons. From my perspective if even 1% of FAA workers want to be in a union thier voice and freedoms should be observed/ allowed.
    Trying to turn an unstated or unvoted no into NO is anathema to our constitution and Democrats have conceded what they should not concede.
    When todays Repubicans remember deep down fundamental economics of a reasonable and fair share of the basic elements:
    1 ) Interest/ dividends are the reward for capital and risk investment.
    2) Salaries and wages are the reward for labor.
    3) Rent is the reward for land or property.
    If an imbalance occurs in any of those areas 1-3 above it is an issue. It has globally in relation to 2 above especially. add to the Imbalance of taxes aon any form of income in the US and you have double inequity.(Iniquity!?)
    That if you guys in the media could not figure out what OWS was all about ( see above) is also encapsulated in this terrible FAA compromise legislation.
    Remember the words of a great song ( where have all the flowers gone" ) and the Line" Oh when will they, ever learn"!? These imbalances are the fodder of revolutions ( Arab springs) and if something does not change to redress imbalances fairly, there will be a sort of bloodbath/revolution in many western democracies as well, how? format? I know not but it is coming.

    January 21, 2012 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  2. diridi

    so true for Romney, in Foreign Affairs, and shipping jobs overseas. None of the GOP is truly trustworthy. o.k, America is very well aware. World is changing. America needs to. GOP is for banning your Social Security, Medicare, all needed Entitlements of the USA.

    January 21, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |