Saturday, June 10, 2017

Donald Trump promises to make the planes run on time (mark Sumner) · Monday, June 05, 2017, 1:46 pm

With his extensive experience in running Trump Airlines into the ground ...  

The high debt forced Trump to default on his loans, and ownership of the company was turned over to creditors.

… Donald Trump is obviously the right person to lead American air travel into the future. In a speech introduced with elaborate fanfare and top-notch sycophancy by Mike Pence (“Thanks to President Donald Trump, America is back!”) Trump marched out on Monday morning to announce that he was starting “Infrastructure Week” of his regime by privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system.

Like all Trump announcements, it required that he execute an attack on the Obama administration as the source of all problems.

"Honestly, they didn't know what the hell they were doing," Trump said. "A total waste of money."

Trump’s solution? A quasi-private monopoly over the nation’s air traffic control system, bid out to “one great company.” And yes, this unpresidented merger of corporate and state power would provide what everyone wants:

"Today we're proposing to take American air travel into the future … finally ... finally, finally. It's been a long time. We're proposing decreased wait time, increased route efficiency, and with far fewer delays ...  and yes, for the first time in a long time, on time."

Get out your stopwatches. The countdown to when Trump announces that modernizing air traffic control was much harder than “anyone” knew, starts … now.


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