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The Dirty Little Secret of H.R. 1586 “FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act”

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Follow me here for a moment and learn the dirty little secret of H.R. 1586.

Normally one would think that the righteously titled H.R. 1586 recently passed and signed into law August 19, 2010 by Mr. Obama would at least have something to do with the bloated title that it received, but alas it does not. The original stated purpose in March of 2009 (17 months ago) was:

An act to modernize the air traffic control system, improve the safety, reliability, and availability of transportation by air in the United States, provide for modernization of the air traffic control system, reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes.

The American Public can be sure that Representative Rangel (where have we heard that name recently?) wouldn’t introduce a Bill that has nothing to do with the title, now how could he “ethically” do that? After all, here is the man who was so upset about the upcoming War in Iraq that he introduced a “You Elitist SOBs Send Your Own Family Into Active Duty Act” (i.e. proposed a new draft beginning in 2003 continued ’04, ’06, ’07, ’10). Among his statements:

I first introduced legislation mandating military or national service for our youth during the lead up to the Iraq War, convinced that if the sons and daughters of Congress were doing the fighting, we might think twice about authorizing it. But I also felt it was time that all Americans, including the wealthy, be given the opportunity to prove their patriotism. All young people ought to make a contribution to the country. More

HR 1586:One Subject At A Time Act (OSTA) would put an end to this nonsense

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NOTE:  Compose your own letter!  Remember that identical letters are discarded or treated as only (1) no matter how many come in. Also: multiple letters coming from the same fax or email addy, are also discarded or treated as (1):  just one of several ways congress uses to disregard voters.  …Marti_____________________________

“To make matters worse, the original, House-passed bill, which the Senate amended under the direction of the Senate Majority Leader, was originally the “FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act.” You know spending bills are constitutionally required to originate in the House of Representatives, yet this cheating is rewarded by the Speaker of the House. “

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