Thursday, March 06, 2008

Your government at work

I have mixed reactions to this story.

1) Wow, that seems bad- for shame, Herb Kelleher! But it also is not nearly as bad as they make it out to be. Being deemed not airworthy for lack of inspections is not the same as actually being not airworthy, containing a fault.

2) That will teach the safest and most profitable airline a thing or two! If you don't take our bailout money, we'll take yours to bail us out.

2 Comments:

At Friday, March 7, 2008 9:10:00 AM CST, OpenID Caren said...

Considering the articles reports that the situation was closed by the feds back in April 2007 this definitely sounds like the feds trying to get money out of something that is actually profitable...perhaps to fund things that are not so profitable - the housing market, the war, etc.

This is where the libertarian in me gets pissed -- the government does not have the right to take penalize profits...nor should it be asked to bail us out. I see a definite relationship between the two.

 
At Friday, March 7, 2008 7:23:00 PM CST, Blogger gc said...

Unless it's the oil companies. Am I right people?

Seriously, if it's all that important, why didn't the inspectors have a pile of work orders piling up? "Hey, SWA, I've got a TPS report to do on tail number N242WN!"

Or, you know, stop the so called unsafe planes from flying.

Sort of like a police officer riding your tail until you speed up, and the 10 miles later he pulls you over with 10 tickets for exceeding the speed limit.

 

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