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  • Sequestration

    by Representative Pete Olson

    Posted on 2013-02-28

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    OLSON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. OLSON. Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the White House to lead and turn away from Mayan politics: the world is going to end.

    This strategy over the President's automatic cuts borders on untruthful. For example, the FAA released a list of 238 regional airports that could potentially close due to the President's cuts, saying that at least 100 of them would be closed. How can the FAA list 238 at-risk airports and admit that only 100 of them will close? It's Mayan politics. 238 affected airports puts more fear in people than 100 regional airports. Even with tomorrow's spending cuts, FAA operations and facilities will have $500 million more than 2008 levels, and air traffic is lower.

    More money, less traffic, and dramatic cuts? My seventh-grader would say, ``That's fuzzy math, Dad.'' It's true. He's right.

    The truth will prevail.


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