Thomas Jefferson once said that the tree of liberty must from time to time be watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants…I’m pretty sure he meant Congress.
The latest outrage coming from the brain dead, out of touch yahoos we repeatedly re-elect to screw us with our pants on is a real dosey.
Hot Air has the story…
While the new FAA authorization bill was being considered, an amendment was introduced which would have placed a moratorium on the airlines making further reductions in seat sizes and leg room. If you fly at all, I shouldn’t need to say any more, but as it turns out, there won’t be much more to say because the proposal was shot down.
If you are going to steal my money, my property, my privacy and my liberty, AT LEAST LET ME BEND MY KNEES ON THE RED EYE!
The Washington Post has more…
If you’re seeking relief from sardine-can conditions on airline flights, don’t expect any help from Congress.
The Senate voted down an amendment Thursday that would have ended any further reductions of airplane seat sizes. The amendment failed on a 54-to-42 vote, with most Democrats supporting the amendment by Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and most Republicans opposed.
The amendment to a sprawling bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration ordered a moratorium in reductions to seat size and pitch (i.e., the space between rows of seats) and empowered the FAA to set new standards, in consultation with experts, for seat dimensions that maintain “the safety, health and comfort of passengers.”
Source: Hot Air