Shuster hasn't given up yet

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  1. Apr 25, 2018 #1

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  2. Apr 25, 2018 #2

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    Done.
    And passed it along to others.
     
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    Called my rep.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2018 #5

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    I believe it’s been removed now. I hope...
     
  6. Apr 25, 2018 #6

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    Thank you!
     
  7. Apr 26, 2018 #7

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    From this afternoon's AOPA Aviation eBrief:

    Shuster backs down on last-minute ATC kerfuffle
    Less than 24 hours after proposing an amendment that had shades of his previous effort to "privatize" air traffic control, Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., backed down on his plans thanks to an immediate outpouring of opposition by general aviation pilots. In response to calls by AOPA and other general aviation associations for action, pilots flooded the switchboard at the US House of Representatives, telling their members of Congress to oppose Section 5 of Shuster's "manager's amendment" to H.R. 4, the bill to provide long-term funding to the Federal Aviation Administration

    WELL DONE EVERYONE!!
     
  8. May 11, 2018 #8

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    Just so we all know where people stand. [bolding by me]

     
  9. May 11, 2018 #9

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    Another sell-out.. good to know.
     
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    Mr reply is below. I kind of "banged it out" without a lot of mental deliberation, so I hope it reads "ok".


    Congressman Duncan;

    I have received your email dated 11 May.

    It is clear that you are either a sellout, beholding to lobbyists from the airline industry, or you are an idiot who has no understanding of the negative impact of turning over our nation's ATC to the airline industry.

    You mention this being a "win" for the industry and Americans who use air travel. While I agree it would be a win for the airline industry, you are proposing to give away billions of dollars worth of taxpayer funded infrastructure. I fail to see how that transference of public property to private industry would be a win for the taxpayers, and fail to see how such a transference would even be constitutional.

    I also fail to see how allowing the airline industry to control the skies would be a win for the public. The skies are not the property of the airline industry. The skies are the property of all Americans, who should all enjoy equal access and equal protection to use the skies. If you think for one minute that the airline industry will not act prejudicial to the interests of their small business competitors, and private aviators, then I believe you are deluded.

    As the owner of a small business in the aviation industry, and as an aviator myself, I guarantee that you have lost any hope of ever getting a vote from me. I will be sure to let my fellow aviators know where you stand on our future and of your vote to put the interests of big business ahead of the interests of taxpayers and the public at large.

    Regards,

    Harvey Cash
     
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    Always send a real letter. They have to file it and usually higher staff read the paper letters vs email. There are very few paper letters received so they move up the chain better.
     
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    You Go Mr. Cash!!!!
     
  13. May 12, 2018 #13

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    I like the way you don't beat around the bush! Couldn't have said it better myself.
    I know it isn't really the same thing, but in a way it is... if you've ever sat in a boat on a river trying to pass through a lock.. the commercial traffic always has priority, and then the little guy gets to wedge himself in there somewhere if there's extra room. You can sit a long time waiting to get up/down the river. Although it doesn't cost you a "user fee", it still sucks!
     
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    Agreed that a letter will be seen more than an email, but it will take a long time to get there. Since the anthrax attacks after 9/11, paper mail goes through very careful (and slow) scrutiny before it gets to a Congressional office. Phone calls are effective and immediate.

    Definitely send letters, just not for anything that needs to be conveyed right now.
     

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