tl;dr — 45 wants to privatize air traffic control, as part of net cuts to US infrastructure. #asshole #resist #impeach

So to “modernize” the system, the government would further entrench a concentrated airline system, paid for by passengers. If we know anything from the past several years of air travel, we know that concentration has sacrificed customer service and quality for profits. This proposal would leverage the air traffic control system to ensure that this worsening of the flying experience remains dominant. And the airlines wouldn’t really pay anything to acquire this public asset, which serves the appropriately governmental function of keeping the skies safe.

https://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2017/06/05/Trump-s-Air-Traffic-Control-Plan-Airlines-Win-Passengers-Lose

Earlier this week, the Justice Department released an indictment of seven Navy officers – including an admiral and four captains – and a Marine colonel for giving military contractor Leonard Glenn “Fat Leonard” Francis inside information, some of which was classified, in exchange for $25,000 watches, Cuban cigars, $2,000 bottles of liquor, stays in pricey hotels and champagne-fueled parties with hookers, according to The Washington Post.

Seriously, 45 wants to give these guys even more money, but wants to cancel things like feeding poor old people and school arts programs.

#resist #impeach

https://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/03/16/Navy-s-35-Million-Scandal-Hookers-Booze-and-Guy-Named-Fat-Leonard