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(Kansas City)   Problem: Dysfunctional federal government causes airports to scramble for infrastructure dollars: Solution: $7 per ticket fee. Problem: That's kind of like a tax, so lawmakers and citizens say lol nope   (kansascity.com) divider line 7
    More: Interesting, federal government, Airlines for America, aviation fuel, lawmakers, infrastructure, Indianapolis International Airport, fees, own resources  
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1200 clicks; posted to Politics » on 15 Oct 2013 at 7:40 AM (45 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-15 07:51:25 AM
2 votes:
Red state problems.

Raise taxes? Nope.
Raise Fees? Sure.

Support something that doesn't pay for itself? Sure, as long as the socialist government does it.
Complain when the socialist government won't pay to support something that isn't self supporting? Sure. Because it benefits us.

/I'll never understand flyover states.
//Thus I fly over them
2013-10-15 07:44:52 AM
2 votes:

Lost Thought 00: Solution - close the airport because it isn't able to operate at a profit.


Free market at work. If KC is unable to support an airport then KC shouldn't have an airport.
2013-10-15 08:35:10 AM
1 votes:
I always grumbled about the airport use fees in Canada, but damn do they have nice airports.
2013-10-15 08:19:50 AM
1 votes:
fta "We want the government out of this," said Mark VanLoh, the director of the Aviation Department at Kansas City, Mo.

"The department is an enterprise fund department of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and is supported wholly by airport user charges. No general tax fund revenues are used..."

You got 98% of what you wanted, Mr VanLoh. Why u soar loser?
2013-10-15 08:01:04 AM
1 votes:

Muta: TFerWannaBe: Maintenance is subsidized by federal grants; it keeps the ticket prices low(er), the airport open during off-season, and encourages the airport to upgrade security and safety because they aren't cutting into profits to do so.

Where in the Constitution does it say that their airport business is guaranteed a certain level of profit?  Simple solution, allow maintenance to cut into profits.


Is there a chance that you're confusing the Airlines, a profit driven entity, with the airports themselves?
2013-10-15 07:50:33 AM
1 votes:

timswar: Lost Thought 00: Solution - close the airport because it isn't able to operate at a profit.

Free market at work. If KC is unable to support an airport then KC shouldn't have an airport.


Rand be praised!
2013-10-15 07:43:36 AM
1 votes:
Solution - close the airport because it isn't able to operate at a profit.
 
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