FAA Bill Blocked by Senate
The law creating and re-authorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expires every 5 years. For half a century the Congress has renewed the law when it expired. It usually is the President's job to send his Department and Agency heads over to Congress with a proposed annual budget and occasional proposed re-authorization bill. But Obama has no management skill and neither does his staff. For the past 3 years nobody in the Obama regime came to Congress with a proposed renewal for the FAA. Since Pretender Obama took office he has not managed to lead a reauthorization. During the first 2 years of Obama, the Congress kept passing temporary extensions of the FAA law because no leadership was coming from the Obama administration. To avoid a total shut down of all US Airports and collapse of the Air transportation industry, Congress has been passing temporary extensions, and temporary extensions, and more temporary extensions.
The one thing the National Socialist Labor Party fascist in the White House did was to arbitrarily declare a revision to 75 years of labor law. Without a required Congressional enactment of law changes, The Pretender's Labor Board sought to change the way labor elections have always been done. Since the beginning of US labor law back in the 1930s, a union has had to get buy-in from a majority of workers in a company or factory for the union to be declared as the representative of ALL workers. That has made it difficult for unions to take control of industries where most workers are satisfied to negotiate directly without union representation. Obama's directed change says that only a majority of the employee votes that the union succeeds in obtaining need to be positive to declare the whole company a union shop. They also have elminted secret ballots on union elections. Employees who have avoided the union meetings, and or union thugs no longer would be counted. If the union obtains votes from only 10 workers, but 6 of them want a union, then under Pretender Obama's new unilateral law the other 500 employees now have to pay union dues. That is a radical change that usurps the authority of Congress and unilaterally changes long standing law enacted by Congress.
Now that Republicans have taken over the People's House they are taking action to move forward even without any leadership coming from the Pretender. They enacted a FAA reauthorization bill which includes many provisions. For example, it authorizes conversion of air traffic control systems to a new GPS based system replacing the obsolete radar based systems. One of the provisions in the FAA bill passed by the House affirms 75 years of labor law and prohibits Pretender Obama's illegal unilateral change to that law affecting air transportation and rail transportation workers. As you might expect, the Senate marches to the same Union Labor tune as Pretender Obama. The Senate passed a version of the FAA bill without the prohibition of radical change in labor law. Senators blame the House for "changing" labor law, rolling back Pretneder Obama's illegal changes. To date, the Senate continues to refuse to approve renewal of the FAA Authorization Law with its restoration of 75 years of labor law.
Because of the impasse over radical labor law changes demanded by Pretender Obama and the Senate, both houses passed another temporary extension. But there is a catch in that too. Republicans added a provision limiting subsidies for Corporate Jets to no more than $1,000 per passenger if the corporate jet airport is withing an hour drive of a major airport. See Bob's article. Lies, Corporate Jet Lies, and Damn Lies! The Democrap Senate would not pass that either. Despite all their soap box rhetoric about “corporate jets' they are willing to close down the FAA to continue subsidies in excess of $1,000 per passenger.
You may hear a lot of Democrap demagoguing about Republicans on the FAA bill. Democraps blame Republicans for “blocking” the bill and “threatening” the FAA. Today on the Senate floor Senator Boxer spent an hour blaming and pointing fingers, and then offered another substitute bill to be sent to the House. A Republican Senator objected. He pointed out that the House has left for an August recess. He suggested that the Senate accept the House temporary extension with the limit on corporate jet subsidies and send it to Pretender Obama. Ms. Boxer objected. She would rather demagogue Republicans than actually save the FAA.
So here we sit. Congress has taken a month long vacation, all of August.
The FAA Re-Authorization bill is blocked by the Senate Democraps who demand radical change to labor law.
The FAA temporary extension bill is blocked by Senate Democraps who demand to continue subsidizing corporate jets more than $1,000 per passenger.
At the next election, do not vote for the National Socialist Labor Party candidate. Vote for freedom and real government. Support your local TEA Party. We must recapture America.
Bob recommends that you consider driving to your destination. O'dumbo's “gate rape” program has gotten so offensive and airline mistreatment has gotten so bad that Bob no longer participates. If you can't get there by land or sea, you are better off staying home.
UPDATE August 5, 2011
Yesterday the Democraps in the Senate went on TV and blathered about Republicans "holding a gun to our head," complete with finger pointing at head gestures. O'dumbo's Secretary of Transportation went on TV and bashed TEA Party members. Then a Republican member of the House Transportation Committee went on C-SPAN and explained at length how the Republican temporary FAA extension bill (passed weeks ago) included only language COPIED from a Senate bill that all the libtards had voted for in April. By late afternoon the libtards finally read the House bill and announced that "Pretender O'dumbo and Senators have negotiated a settlement to the FAA impasse." The "negotiated settlement" was to read the House bill and find out that it was their own previous language. If libtards had a brain they would be dangerous. The Senate is expected to pass the House temporary FAA extension bill today and send it to Pretender O'dumbo.