Correction: Budget Battle-Air Shows story

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  • Updated: August 1, 2013 - 1:35 PM

MILWAUKEE — In a July 27 story about air shows, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, voted in favor of legislation authorizing automatic federal budget cuts that took effect this spring. He voted against it.

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supervon2Jul. 27, 13 6:22 PM

But, we keep up food stamps for one in six that still have toys in their front yards. Buying votes-that's what it's all about and they know they don't care about pilots because they vote, well, against the regime.

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jbpaperJul. 27, 13 6:33 PM

I don't have a problem with them charging something for the air traffic controllers, actually surprised they weren't always getting charged, but the number of people and the cost seems excessive. 87 controllers and supervisors at a cost of over $5100 each seems a bit much.

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westofmplsJul. 27, 13 6:36 PM

Let the pilots of private plans explain why they don't pay a time to maintain the tens of thousands of small airport runways around the country, nor even pay a TSA fee when using larger airports. Fly babies!

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raleighmamaJul. 27, 13 6:43 PM

The charge makes sense to me, even if their wasn't a sequester. When a group holds a parade, or 10K run through city streets the groups needs to pay the police for traffic control, and to block streets - even though they may already pay for police protection via taxes. If a group brings in 10,000 planes to fly around for an air show event, it makes sense that the FAA should charge extra for the increased number of aircraft flying in the area.

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Lifeguard06Jul. 27, 13 8:18 PM

because we already pay for atc services through landing fees and aviation fuel taxes. we are one step closer to nav canada where you are charged for everything from calling clearance to taxing to your parking spot.

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