Op-Ed: FAA Battle Shows Special Interests Reign in D.C.

HLF President Mario H. Lopez writes in the Daily Caller about the refusal of Democrat Senators to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration unless special pork barrel spending projects protecting Big Union Bosses are kept.

As unbelievable as it sounds, some senators are threatening the most recent FAA extension because they are protecting subsidies costing thousands of dollars per passenger. In Nevada— Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s home state — taxpayers spent over $3,700 per passenger for the 471 passengers who used the Ely airport instead of driving an extra hour to another airport.

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