Not surprisingly the comment-sphere is not siding with either party on this issue and questioning those who are running the show more and more frequently. In an era where flux is the new norm, hi-jacks and hoaxes are part of everyday news; watch for great questioning and concern to arise. Instability seems to rule now, and as the individual is able to share his/her voice in a greater manner thanks to digital platforms, we could be in for an even more bumpy ride than anything the FAA has encountered in the skies!
Money is always a topic around which the comment-sphere can easily gather. So, the House just passed a bill to ease air-travel delays caused by the furlough of air-traffic controllers, resolving an issue that had re-ignited debate over federal spending cuts that took effect earlier this year. The bill passed the House on a 361-41 vote. The Senate legislation would give the Transportation Department, budget flexibility to reduce the number of air-traffic controller furloughs, which had caused this week's flight delays. Under the bill, the FAA would be able to redirect as much as $253 million from other areas of its budget to support staffing and operations. President Barack Obama has yet to sign the bill. While the legislators likely improved their chances for on-time flights when they return to work next month, cuts that are harming care for cancer patients, closing children out of preschool and ending food programs for the elderly seem to remain firmly in place. In passing the bill, many Republicans blamed the Obama administration while Democrats argued that the FAA debacle was another reason to replace the sequester. "We're all in this together or we're not," said Republican Peter Welch. "This picking and choosing where the winners continue to be the haves and the losers tend to be the have-nots -- it's just a spiral down, and it's a sad day in Congress that instead of attacking the real problem that we created, we carve out an exception that's going to benefit members of Congress themselves." Normal staffing returns Sunday. Wanna see what kind of rating constituents gives government via the digital water cooler? Scroll down!
As a frequently flier I feel qualified telling Congress they are a bunch of saps! The whole point of the sequester is to cause enough pain to force each side to negotiate. This was not a negotiation. It was a capitulation. They circumvent the whole process because they can't do what they were elected to do... Today they re-fund the FAA. Which group gets their money back next week? ...
No surprise here that it looks like the comments are reflecting that general Joe's and Jane's aren't really feeling giving money during economic hardship. It's time to get more creative beyond the typical phone calls and heavy-in-words emails that come 1-2 times per day. If you wanna reach people, particular 18-34 tech-savvy and hip, you've gotta create some deeper emotion and passion. This seems to be missing this time around so far, and the comments indicate this. More allure, less tradition. Think he and team O can pull it off?
In a 18-minute speech reportedly given while in the air, President Barack Obama asked campaign donors to meet or exceed their contributions from the 2008 election. Obama says in the message: “I can’t do this by myself, and the progress we’ve made could unravel pretty quickly.” In what is regarded as victory by Obama supporters, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare and Obama has been beating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in recent polls of key battleground states. However, according to Times of India, the Romneyraised about $17 million more than Obama in May. Dueling policies mean dueling bank accounts. Let's see what the consitutents think.
Maybe he can ask Soros for some stimulus money. He seems to be running low on ObamaBucks. … My question is should a bunch of us donate a penny to him figuring the time and effort spent on his end would far exceed the return? … Just last week Obama was asking people for their wedding and birthday presents. This guy really does want to "spread the wealth" - from everyone to him! … I went to a Bar Mitzvah today. Do I give the kid his $100.00 gift or send it to Obama to be wasted slimming Romney?
You were worth approximately $5 million when you took on this job to bring down the U.S. with your DHIMMITUDE scam. Now, 3.5 years later, your net worth is approximately $10 million and you sit there and beg for more money. … All of you 'disillusioned' Obama 2008 folks need to go to barackobama.com and give $5 at least. You think Romney cares one whit about you? … Aren't federal employees forbidden to lobby from federal property?... There is a dedicated fundraising phone fool.
It's almost O-ver. … President Panic sitting on Air Force One begging for dollars on a "special telephone line" or whatever - still he's embarrassing himself and the office of the president, yikes. … It’s just politics. Mitt can and will probably raise more money than President Obama but in the end, Mitt will still lose.