Letters to the Editor

May 4, 2013

Letter | U.S. Senate shows hyprocisy in time of crisis

As the furlough of FAA employees due to sequester cuts threatened to delay the flights home of U.S. senators last weekend, the Senate unanimously voted to restore the funding for air traffic controllers. Congress hasn’t approved a budget in years. It argued for months over providing health care to uninsured families; it can’t bring itself to vote for or against stricter gun laws. But the prospect of 90-minute delays as they traveled home on Friday and returned to Washington from a week’s vacation was the last straw. The thought of even one travel discomfort was too much for them.

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