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  •  I'm just wondering here (0+ / 0-)
    "When it comes to the day-to-day function at airports across the country, the everyday traveler won't notice any difference," said Janet Stevens, manager, AAA Travel Agent Services. "The Department of Transportation said the partial shutdown will not lead to airline cancellations or delays."

    This comes from:  http://www.wltz.com/...

    Now, if this is true, what do these people that have been laid off do?  Are they all necessary?  

    Just a legitimate question, me thinks.

    -- **Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.**

    by r2did2 on Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 03:12:55 PM PDT

    •  They do stuff... (1+ / 0-)
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      Forward is D not R

      ...that can be put off for a short while, but not forever.

      Repaving runways. Building new terminals. Making management decisions. Reviewing & compiling data on which future decisions will be made. Inspecting safety equipment. Evaluating employees. Etc.

      Like, you can go on vacation from your job for a few days, or maybe a couple weeks. But if you were never coming back, they'd have to replace you.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 03:41:18 PM PDT

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