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Old April 17, 2013, 04:46 PM   #16
Dr Big Bird PhD
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You place far too much faith in corporate responsibility. Do you know why airlines don't force their crews to work 24 hours straight? Because the federal government won't let them, and that's the only reason.
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And do you really put that much faith in federal responsibility and bureacracy?
I'd rather trust a corporate that can fail than a government that can tax or devalue its currency out of failing. The way a government stops itself from failing is by taking from its citizens. That is the only way.

Do you know why your flight is occasionally delayed because the crew is getting food? Because they showed up to work 10 hours ago and have been given no breaks or food by their airline. Do you know why they aren't fired when they finally say enough and get something to eat? Because the federal government is watching.
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And it sounds like you have no faith in humanity or individual responsibility, but are okay letting the government run our very lives. You are the first step of becoming a socialist.

Do you know why your crew got 6 hours of sleep last night instead of 3? Because when they got in 5 hours late last night, only the federal government prevented the airline from forcing them to show up as scheduled.
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And more importantly, if the airline has policies that doesn't allow its employees to eat: People wont work there
If enough people dont work there, then the airline will have to adjust or fail.
If the airline cant get their planes in on time to make their consumer happy, then they will get a bad reputation and will lose revenue.

Do you not understand how markets work?

Do you know why the airlines reinforced the flight deck door after 9/11? Because the federal government forced them to.
They don't have to reinforce the door, they could have had on board security or whatever to ensure better safety. The way the airline wants to pursue its security is its own issue.

I'm not saying the feds are perfect, far from it, but rest assured that the only thing the airline cares about is money. Nothing else.
And do you not think the same of the Federal government?
When they impose new regulations, they borrow the money and pay the bureaucrats more money. In order to pay for the borrowed money they tax the american people or they borrow from foreign countries or the fed or banks.

All of which slowly inflate the currency and weaken the average american's pocketbook. We in fact end up ALL paying for it. Instead of just the airline.
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