The FAA is always underfunded but now due to disputes over labor, the house has refused to fund the FAA at all for the recent future. Since the FAA is vital to transportation in the USA, of course they won't shut down because they have an effective solution to the problem: The workers will simply have to go on furlough and get paid at a later date.
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE REPUBLICANS? Never mind the economic crisis that the USA is in now, for the next 5 weeks there is a possibility that the FAA workers will not only have to work for free but will have to front operations/travel money to do their jobs.
While the Republicans are going home on their paid vacation for the next few weeks, FAA workers have essentially become indentured servants.
I think that there are only two solutions to this travesty
1) Refuse to allow the Republicans to use air transport to get home for their vacations, let them drive if they want to go home so much while the workers suffer.
2) Go on strike, shutting down the air transport of the USA (except in emergencies) while saying simply "Ask the congress why you can't fly anywhere" to anybody who is angry.
Doesn't it seem somewhat ironic that the right wingers who so love the free market expect the FAA workers to work for free while the politicians are on vacation? I would give the right wing a nice taste of the free market by demonstrating the free market principle of "if you don't pay your workers, they don't work!”
The Sarcastic Liberal