Almost 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration workers are facing furloughs after Congress adjourned Friday without passing a measure to reauthorize the agency’s funding, according to the Transportation Department.
A $2.5 billion program providing grants for airport construction projects also will shut down, and thousands of construction jobs could be jeopardized.
Secretary Ray LaHood said “The safety of the flying public will not be compromised” because if he said “people are going to fucking die” he might lose his job.
Way to fix the economy, jerkwads. How long will it be before airplanes start falling out of the sky? Because as we all know the airline industry has a lousy record of maintaining aircraft without the FAA being constantly up their asses.