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  •  It's been tried... (0+ / 0-)

    In most countries that have implemented fee-for-service air traffic control, the result has been huge toll-collection bureaucracies and exorbitant fees that have priced out and destroyed general aviation by private parties and ceded over the airspace to the military and corporate airlines that can afford the fees or at least dictate the fee structure.

    Be careful what you wish for.

    As our system works now, majority funding is from aviation-related excise taxes, so the users are in fact paying for it, and the debate is really all about pennies per gallon and what percentage of the ticket price.

    "They let 'em vote, smoke, and drive -- even put 'em in pants! So what do you get? A -- a Democrat for President!" ~ Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    by craiger on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 04:06:27 PM PDT

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