On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump once said U.S. airports “are like from a third-world country.” Privatization, including air traffic control, is a way to boost infrastructure spending to address that problem and provide a more efficient air transportation system.
As Republicans continue their campaign to make America great again, they should consider getting the government out of the airport business and let business again take care of business.
“The city of St. Louis,” the St. Louis Business Journal reported last week, “has submitted a preliminary application to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Privatization Pilot Program, which could allow it to privatize operations of St. Louis Lambert International Airport.
“A 1997 federal law, which was reauthorized in 2012, allows up to 10 public airports to lease the facilities to private operators. Five airports are currently approved, and city officials said they did not know how many airports are competing for the remaining five slots.”
Indeed, proponents argue such public-private deals would generate more revenue for airport construction and upgrades by allowing individual airports to increase the “passenger facility charge” user fee on those who are actually using the airport rather than the general taxpaying public.
Airport privatization proposals are popping up here and there around the globe, including neighboring Canada. Let’s hope the idea takes flight here in the U.S.
Dr. Chuck Muth, PsD
Professor of Psephology (homeschooled)
Nevada’s #1 Irritator of Liberals and RINOs
P.S. Why is it that who we vote for is private but who we contribute to is public? If there are potential consequences to the public knowing who we support in the voting booth, then there are certainly potential consequences to the public knowing who we support with our checkbook.
Seems to me campaign finance disclosure requirements only benefit the media and the candidate’s opponents – which in the case of conservatives is often the same thing.
P.P.S. There are, indeed, morons among us. Fail Army is a YouTube production that combines video clips weekly in a sort of America’s Funniest Home Videos meets Jackass. Click here for this week’s selections.
I guess you’re not supposed to laugh at others’ misfortune, but some of these idiots truly appear to have been put on this earth by the Good Lord for our amusement. It also backs up my friend Grover Norquist’s contention that no one’s life is a waste; some people serve as bad examples. Enjoy!
- In 24 states, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation with 72%
- Trump Repeals Another Major Obama-Era Green Rule
- Trump Taps Christie To Lead Fight Against America’s Newest Epidemic
- Sessions says grants to be withheld from sanctuary cities
- Big Three U.S. Airlines Call For Trump To Step In Over Middle Eastern Air Subsidies
- Nunes Rebuffs Pressure to Recuse Himself in Russia Probe: ‘Why Would I?’
- Gizzi: Vote to Replace Obamacare Back On
- Congressional Republicans Shying Away From Funding Wall
- Trump: Ford Announcing ‘Major Investment’ in Auto Plants
- Ruddy: Trump Still the Winner After Ryan Plan Fails
- Sen. Hatch: Would Go ‘Nuclear’ on Gorsuch, But It’s ‘Very Bad’
- DeLay: Trump’s ‘Rookie Idea’ to Work With Dems Won’t End Well
- Ryan Got on One Knee to Beg for AHCA Vote
- Gizzi: DeLay Says, ‘Repeal Obamacare – Don’t Replace It’ Would Work
- Mexican Archdiocese: Those Working on Trump Border Wall Are ‘Traitors’
- US Deploys F-35Bs for First Time to Korea as Tensions Mount
- WashTimes: Army Booting Sgt. For Disclosing Bin Laden Raid Info Obama Revealed Previously
- Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential Latino Republicans
- Immigrant’s Bid to Avoid Deportation Comes to Supreme Court
- Record 3.2 Percent Rise in Property Taxes in 2016
- ICE: Rape Suspect’s Father Arrested After Immigration Review
- Limbaugh : Koppel Tried to Interview Me for Conservative-Slamming Piece
NEVADA NEWS & VIEWS
Heard on the Grapevine: Republicans Danny Tarkanian and former Clark County GOP Chairman Dave “For Himself” McKeon are both planning to run for the 3rd Congressional District seat in Las Vegas in 2018.
In Other News: Clark County GOP Chairman Dwight Mazzone resigned last week. Acting Chairman Dave Gaffney and longtime grassroots activist Eddie Facey are expected to run for the post in June’s election.
- Raiders-themed brothel in the works for team’s move to Las Vegas
- Las Vegas Staff Workshop Shines a Little Light on Trash Pickup Controversy
- Lawmakers ask Las Vegas city officials to delay vote on contract with trash giant
- Azare: Veterans Should Fight to Change Terror Law
- Here are the nation’s healthiest—and unhealthiest—housing markets
- Joecks: Yucca’s what happens when feds own your state
- Mitchell: Prevailing wage law change will cost taxpayers
- Root: London terror attack justifies Donald Trump’s immigration order
- Mitchell: Time to stop police from extorting cash and property
Say “NO” to an anti-consumer bill, AB129, that would prohibit you from using new, highly reliable online eye tests for no reason other than to protect optometrists from competition.
Just click on this link: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/
1.) Enter the bill number (in this case…AB129)
2.) Click the “Against” button
3.) Enter any general comments you’d like to share (not required)
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5.) Hit the “Submit” button.
Thank you for taking time to participate in the governing process.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“This (Nevada) Democrat-led majority Legislature is pushing the most anti-business, anti-law enforcement and anti-family agenda in state history. So I am not surprised that they are not eager to hold hearings on many of my pro-business, pro-law enforcement and pro-family bills. That’s OK. My job is to do everything I can to wreck their extreme and irresponsible agenda.” – Nevada State Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson (R-Las Vegas)