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America’s unfriendly skies

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

A modernized air traffic control system would eliminate many, if not all of, the airline ticket taxes, and move toward a genuine user fee structure for use of the air space — something that will probably never happen as long as lobbyists are setting the pricing structure. Many liberal Republicans and Democrats may vote with the corporate interests and keep Congress in control. This gives more clout to the politicians and retains the tax preferences for the millionaires. Keep that in mind the next time a liberal professes to care about the “little guy.”