airzona11 wrote:This is a lively discussion, if the cities and towns that need the "Essential" Air Service, then no doubt they can prove they need it. We should always be putting all government tax payer funded programs under these reviews. It is good for everyone.
This wont be an all or nothing outcome. Hopefully routes that are wasteful and not necessary will be cut, and those where there is a positive economic impact will be kept.
To the above points about food stamp programs etc, if they were alchemy taking money and turning it into more money, lets just give everyone food stamps and a $100/hr minimum wage. That way we can replace the EAS system with service similar on LAX/SFO-NYC, because we will all be rich.
You are not the first to come here and say this, but they get reviewed all the time, especially each budget with a new administration. Once again people fall back on the "taxpayer waste/government corrupt" talking point without really understanding what they are talking about. Your off topic rant about food stamps and 100 an hour minimum wage is also pointless here. Did the bat signal go out for the Fox News commentators to come here?