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Jackson airport a victim of sequestration cuts Jackson's Congressman thinks are OK

by: Eric B.

Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 10:36:11 AM EST

This isn't just a story about another needless, dogma-based, ideologically driven budget fight in Washington. This is also now about taking active steps to make sure that our infrastructure's state of deterioration is put into high gear.

JACKSON, MI – Officials at the Jackson County Airport could receive a letter this week notifying them that the air traffic control tower will have to shut down in April as a result of the sequestration cuts.

While Kent Maurer, the airport manager, said he has not heard any news from the Federal Aviation Administration on the fate of the Jackson tower, he has been discussing the issue with trade associations.

Letters shutting down the tower are expected to go out this week. Who represents Jackson in Congress, you ask (probably already knowing the answer). I'll give you a hint: In early February, he said that sequestration was the president's idea and blamed him for what he said was the wrong approach to the budget (it is, but by purposeful design). Then, he was okay with the same sequestration cuts that he blamed the president for and said were bad. Finally, this:

Michigan Seventh District Representative, Republican Tim Walberg doubts that the federal budget cuts will be as painful as some are predicting. He says The Sky isn’t falling as the Obama administration proclaimed and the eventual impact of the cuts will prove them to be liars about the challenge of what he termed a simple 85-billion dollar cut.

To sum up Tim Walberg's position on this: Sequestration cuts are the president's fault because they were his idea and the wrong way to handle the budget; but I'm okay with it because it's not that much money and they won't impact my district at all ... excepting the shuttering of the air traffic control tower at the Jackson airport. Oh yeah, I supported the Violence Against Women Act even though I voted against it."

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