This is The Important Part
- The plan to privatize part of the government failed in a "Conservative" Republican Congress. So much for "Conservatism".
(Washington Post) - The White House on Monday formally endorsed a plan to spin off more than 30,000 federal workers into a private, nonprofit corporation, separating the nation’s air traffic controllers and those who work on a $36 billion modernization program from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Trump administration proposal essentially is an endorsement of a plan that failed to gain sufficient traction in Congress last year. It is in keeping with the desire of the administration and congressional Republicans to streamline government and transfer some functions into private hands.
President Trump said that during the Obama administration, the FAA “didn’t know what the hell they were doing” in spending $7 billion to modernize the aviation system.
His proposal would transfer all air traffic control assets — control towers, routing centers and several billion dollars in tracking systems — to a private, nonprofit corporation without charge. Removing air traffic control operations from the FAA would allow it to focus solely on its role as a safety regulation, according to an administration blueprint of the plan.
“The current [aviation] system cannot keep up, has not been able to keep up for many years,” Trump said at a White House ceremony. “We’re still stuck with an ancient, broken, antiquated, horrible system that doesn’t work.”
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