Sunday, July 22, 2007

Wall Street Weighs In



In case you’ve forgotten, the goal is to privatize the United States’ National Airspace System. The Bush Administration wants to sell your airspace system -- the one you’ve bought and paid for with your taxes -- to the next Enron.

From Saturday’s Wall Street Journal editorial.

” If Congress decided instead to privatize the whole system, as Britain, Canada, Germany and other countries have done in whole or part, we'd hardly object. But it seems more likely that our Solons in Washington will bring it down to the wire over union givebacks and the like.”

As I told you earlier, I’m in the middle of a lot of travel so I don’t have time (at the moment) to give this editorial the thorough thrashing it deserves. But I don’t want you to forget to see the forest for the trees.

The name of this game -- the end game -- is privatization. And the Bush Administration is going to sell it to you the same way they sold the Iraq War to you. They are going to create a crisis (WMD/Gridlock) for which they already have the solution (Invasion/Privatization.)

I and many others have been detailing the FAA’s destruction for you. It isn’t “just happening.” It is deliberate. When it fails (not if but when) you’ll be more than ready to privatize the whole thing. Imagine how a passenger that just spent 9 hours trapped on an airplane with no food, no water and overflowing toilets would jump at any “solution” offered. Trust me, it can get worse. Much worse. When fear sets in -- real fear -- reason will go out the window.

Don Brown
July 22, 2007

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