During the Weekend Update segment on Saturday Night Live, Seth Myers sometimes has a segment called “Really???”. He states some fact or some occurrence that seems just dumb or unbelievable and than follows with “Really????”
The Congress went on vacation without authorizing the FAA to operate. “REALLY????????”
Let’s stipulate the two houses disagree about the National Mediation Board issue. Fine. But nothing is going to get done the next five weeks anyway. Why not at least extend the authorization till they get back to town? No one loses anything, they can resume the fight when they get back. But, as much sense as this makes, they didn’t do it. “REALLY???”
They didn’t authorize the FAA so 70,000 workers are in danger of losing their jobs building the infrastructure everyone seems to agree we need. “REALLY?????”
They didn’t authorize the FAA so 4,000 employees at the agency will go at least six weeks without a paycheck, including many who will be in danger of not being able to pay rent or medical bills, all so Congress can go on vacation. “REALLY????”
We say we need infrastructure, but whole construction seasons are now lost that could easily have been saved. “REALLY?????”
There are times when this whole mess seems like a Saturday Night Live skit. But it is all too real. Our nation will fall further behind in building the infrastructure we need, NextGen is that much closer to being NeverGen and tens of thousands of people will lose their livelihoods. Really!