April 28, 2013

Now I get it. When traveling businesspeople and, oh yeah, members of Congress become inconvenienced, it’s time for lawmakers to take action and override the very “sequester” (formerly a verb, now magically a noun) they established in the first place. So Congress will allow the Federal Aviation Administration more flexibility in allocating its budget [“Obama gets bill easing air delays,” front page, April 27].

Never mind that this is grossly unfair to FAA employees, for there will now be winners and losers, all of whom presumably want to pursue their normal, full-time jobs. Where are the special budget exceptions for, let’s say, Head Start programs? Guess the tykes don’t have a bunch of poor, old, put-upon flying businesspeople to take up their cause. And the plutocrat beat goes on.

Martha Williams, Charlottesville

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