The View’s Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg blame President Ronald Reagan for recent air traffic controllers sleeping on the job, for “busting unions,” and for “cleaning them all out.” Elizabeth Hasselbeck points out that, that all happened many years ago, and had the number of air traffic controllers needed evaluation, there was time to do that. Perhaps had Clinton not been sooo busy…?
Just this minute on Fox News, Ray Lahood, Obama’s Transportation Secretary, is saying there will be a NO TOLERANCE policy for sleeping on the job. So, are Air Traffic Controllers over worked, or bored, or both? If the issue is Controllers working unusually long hours – that’s one thing, and shouldn’t be allowed to happen. If they’re bored, or not getting proper rest before coming on shift, that’s another thing.
After Lahood spoke, Congressman John Mica (R-FL) said we have 15,700 air traffic controllers, each averaging an annual salary of $163,000.00.
Joy Behar and Whoopi Blame Ronald Reagan (video)