Obama is trying to prove his puerile thesis that 'chicken little is right': when you cut the Federal budget 5% the sky will fall.
Major airline terminals across the country are facing serious passenger disruptions because Obama told his pinhead bureaucrats to punish the public as much as possible with budget cuts.
In 1981, a president who was competent, Ronald Reagan, was faced with an illegal strike by the 9,000 air traffic controllers. He fired the 8,000 on strike and replaced them with supervisors and military controllers. There was no disruption in passenger or freight traffic.
How did a Reagan do what Obama can’t do?
Reagan and his team closed 60 minor airport control towers, but left the radios on. That freed hundreds of controllers to work in large airport control towers. He also asked the commercial airlines to help. They were glad to help and did a thorough job of rescheduling pasengers.
As any half-way intelligent person knows, a commercial organization can cut 5% of its budget without disrupting customer service. A Democrat run government can’t.
I flew my single engine plane often in 1981-82 during the Reagan era of closed towers. There was no problem, there were no accidents. We pilots talked to each other on the designated radio frequencies and had orderly landings and take-offs... just as we always have at the hundreds of airports that never had a control tower. Obama and the FAA could do that too.
Two other points. * Reagan banned all the striking controllers from ever working for the Federal government. Pussy whipped Bill Clinton rescinded that order in 1996.
* Since Bill Clinton signed a Republican bill that took millions off welfare and put them in jobs, the Democrat Congress of 2008, in revenge, emasculated the Welfare-to-Work bill.
Lessons from the sequestration:
* A malicious goverment can act with incompetence if it wants to. Voters are not customers, Democrat voters are ideologically blind.
* Democrats believe government is incompetent but they want more.
* Barack Obama is arrogant and meanspirited... he is no Ronald Reagan and never could be.