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Congress begins to see the folly of sequestration, but not one cartoonist

Posted By Rob Schofield On April 26, 2013 @ 2:17 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Tired of incessant delays during their flights home caused by the furlough of FAA air controllers, Congress voted last night [1]and this morning [2] to find the money to end the furloughs. About time.

Of course, the controller cuts have been far from the only stupid and counter-productive cuts brought on by that ultimate of inside-the-Beltway ideas/terms: “sequestration.”

Think Progress  has 12 more that you can read by clicking here [3].

Meanwhile, in a related vein, it seems worth noting that this morning’s editorial cartoon by Dana Summers of Tribune Media Services that appeared in the print edition of Raleigh’s News & Obsever  (you can look at it by clicking here [4])  is a classic example of what happens when ill-informed people rely on inaccurate and offensive stereotypes as the basis for their “opinions.” Thanks goodness our safety isn’t in the hands of intellectually lazy knuckleheads like Mr. Summers.


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URLs in this post:

[1] last night : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/senate-passes-bill-to-end-air-traffic-control-furloughs.php?ref=fpblg

[2] this morning: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/27/us/politics/congress-passes-bill-to-end-flight-delays.html

[3] by clicking here: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/04/26/1927581/12-programs-congress-refuses-to-save-from-automatic-spending-cuts/

[4] by clicking here: http://www.gocomics.com/danasummers/2013/04/26

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