As part of the federal government’s ongoing efforts to make miniscule budget cut seem like the end of the world, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced this week that it would shutter 149 air traffic control towers across the country within the next three weeks.
Because clearly there’s no waste to be found in our country’s $1 trillion-a-year welfare state …
“These were very tough decisions,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. “Unfortunately we are faced with a series of difficult choices that we have to make to reach the required cuts under sequestration.”
Three of the towers affected by the agency’s decision are located in South Carolina. They are …
CRE – GRAND STRAND NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
GYH – DONALDSON CENTER GREENVILLE
HXD – HILTON HEAD HILTON HEAD ISLAND
You know, before we get too bent out of shape about this decision let’s ask the question … is air traffic control really a core function of government?
Not really … in which case why not close all of these towers and completely privatize this industry?
Oh right … that would make too much sense.