Sat, Apr 09, 2005
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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on the day's events and issues.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"If you look over the history of the
fund, about 46-percent of operations has been funded from the
general fund. In the current projections, which is the basis for
the rhetoric that [the trust] can't meet the needs, it's capped at
13-percent. So basically, if you use your money for something you
didn't used to use it for, yeah, you'll spend
Source: NATCA Executive Vice President Ruth
Marlin, telling ANN that the Aviation Trust Fund may not be in as
much trouble as the FAA would have us believe. She recently
conducted an exhaustive study of the fund and concludes the entire
crisis -- which could lead to the imposition of user fees for
general and business aviation -- appears to have been manufactured
by the Bush administration as a step toward privatizing the
nation's air traffic system.
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