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    MANY of those towers were built with stimulus money and were never really needed in the first place. I feel bad for the folks losing their jobs but flying into uncontrolled airports should not be the least bit of a problem for any competent pilot. I fly for an airline and we go into uncontrolled fields all the time and have to contend with GA traffic. Most of those places have radar coverage from other larger nearby airports for IFR approaches anyhow. This is nothing more than the govt trying to cause an emotional response from an ignorant public.
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    Another part that bugs me is all of the towers that closed were contract towers which are about three times less expensive to run then FAA operated towers. Just shows how the private sector is still more efficient than government managed operations, and they are the ones that get screwed over.
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    Where do they get this stuff from? Sequestration is a 2% over all cut of the NEW proposed budget for 2014 onward, there is no cut to the existing base, they just won't raise budgets as much as expected. The Fed pumps in $85Bn a month into the economy, and they can't cut $85Bn a year? Give me a break.
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    I wasn't even aware that the federal government had constitutional authority to spend money on aviation. You learn something new every day.
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