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Old 03-18-2017, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default Trump proposes eliminating EAS

The 62 agencies and programs Trump wants to eliminate

If this goes through, it will adversely affect several smaller carriers.
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:54 AM   #2
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The 62 agencies and programs Trump wants to eliminate

If this goes through, it will adversely affect several smaller carriers.
I don't think we should get into politics on here, but the only way to find out is to wait. Nothing is set in stone. IMO all businesses (for profit) should be self-sustaining and not rely on government. Period! Just my 2 cents.
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EAS Will Be Cut,


Nobody on the left cares to fight that part.
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Lancaster Airport has an EAS subsidy, even though itís just a 34 mile and a 35 minute drive from Harrisburg Airport. Should taxpayers really be subsidizing that? NO!
Even among those who support the EAS program in some form, thereís debate as to whether funding should be on the federal or state level. For example, I think most can agree thereís merit to some sort of subsidies in rural Alaska, though many argue itís something that the state government should pay for, rather than the federal government.
Do keep in mind that some EAS services even fly completely empty, without a single passenger. Airlines are only paid by the federal government if they operate the flight, and many flights are profitable through the subsidy alone. So under this program airlines are encouraged to operate completely empty flights. What sense does that make?

To provide one example Mokulele operates 4 flights daily between Los Angeles and El Centro-Imperial Apt. The airline is paid $2.44 million per year to operate that route.
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To break down the numbers, thatís a subsidy of $6,700 per day, or $835 per flight in each direction, or $93 per seat per direction.
If the budget for the EAS program is in fact cut, expect airlines to pull out of a lot of small markets, especially in Pennsylvania.
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Considering what we are currently spending for Trumps weekly trips to Mar A Lago and to protect his wife that has an aversion to spending time with her husband in the White House - the EAS program is a drop in the bucket. That's also going to be a lot of lost jobs from the guy so big on job creation. This is just a constant war on anything socialistic in principle.

I'm not opposed to ideas of making the service more popular or efficient in expenditure, but there isn't a whole lot of logical thought coming out of the Oval Office these days. Just my .02.
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Considering what we are currently spending for Trumps weekly trips to Mar A Lago and to protect his wife that has an aversion to spending time with her husband in the White House - the EAS program is a drop in the bucket. That's also going to be a lot of lost jobs from the guy so big on job creation. This is just a constant war on anything socialistic in principle.

I'm not opposed to ideas of making the service more popular or efficient in expenditure, but there isn't a whole lot of logical thought coming out of the Oval Office these days. Just my .02.
"there isn't a whole lot of logical thought coming out of the Oval Office these days." - Really?

EAS is wasteful spending, period.

The US Debt from 2000 to 2008 was raised from 5.7 Trillion to 10.02 Trillion - a 4.4 raise over a 8 year period.

From 2008 to 2015, a 7 year period, Obama happily raised it to 18.2 Trillion. A 8.1 Trillion increase in 7 years. Twice us much as the previous administration and in a shorter period of time. And you want to argue about logic?

Oh as far as Trump is concerned. Yes, I voted for him. The guy has done more in two months the Obama has done in 8 years. Give the guy a chance, if and when industry jobs are lost, then you have all the proof you need to call him out on it, and so will I.

Arguing with the left is pointless.
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EAS is wasteful spending, period.
In your opinion. The people I fly every day would disagree with you.
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In your opinion. The people I fly every day would disagree with you.
Isn't it wonderful that we can all have opinions. How are things at Boutique?
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Oh as far as Trump is concerned. Yes, I voted for him. The guy has done more in two months the Obama has done in 8 years.
I'm curious how you tallied that up?
Cherry pick if you want. I'll wait.

Party politics are good.
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Isn't it wonderful that we can all have opinions. How are things at Boutique?
Things are status quo for the time being, I doubt we'll hear anything about the potential for EAS cuts until it actually happens or looks to be happening. Guys have been talking about it though - everyone is curious about what will happen, understandably.
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