FAA shutdown is about more than Essential Air Service subsidies

August 4, 2011 at 2:00 am in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) – On the surface, the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is about whether to cut $16 million in air service subsidies, a pretty small amount in this town. Underneath are layers upon layers of political gamesmanship that, at its heart, is about whether Democrats or Republicans get to call the shots in Congress.
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