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White House Announces US$970 Million for Airport Improvements

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The Biden administration announced on Thursday that it will provide US$970 million for improvements at 114 airports nationwide. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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PlainSpeaking
Brent Bahler 7
Commercial aviation in the US employs five million people, and drives 5-percent of our nation's Gross Domestic Product (the equivalent of $1.25 trillion in 2022). Along with traditional income and payroll taxes, airlines and their customers (passengers and shippers) pay many special taxes and fees to the federal government. These taxes and fees are pay for airport security, environmental protection, infrastructure enhancement, airport and airway operations and maintenance, and agency financing. Passenger-paid taxes can add as much as 18-percent to the cost of an airline ticket.
bentwing60
bentwing60 2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airport_Improvement_Program,

learn something folks, these monies are distributed by applications, grants and come with the usual .gov strings attached,

on my part,nuff' said.
FlyRick23
Rick Green 1
Well folks if my math doesn't do me incorrect that is $8,500,000 per airport!

Wow that will come in real handy at the large major metro airports. Not!

Very small airports could certainly do quite a bit with $8.5m
Propwash122
Peter Fuller 1
Your math is good, but the $970m won’t be distributed equally. Per the article FLL gets $50m, ORD $40m; PHX, IAD, SFO, LAX get between $31m and $36m each. No doubt a full detailed list is out there somewhere on the web.
JJ7
JJ Johnson 1
What are they going to do about the illegal immigrants in some airports that is against FAA policy and misuse of our taxpayer funded airports? More money for Porta Potties?
FlyRick23
Rick Green 1
Which airports in the US are waiving migrants to come in?
BillOverdue
Bill Overdue 2
Well, lets see, ORD for sure! I personally pulled back the curtain and saw over 300+ illegals! The stench was horrific. Illegal aliens and foreign nationals are staying in airports, police stations, hotels after kicking out paying customers and schools! NYC is asking the public to "open up" their homes! Have you ever considered whats involved, besides the $200 billion spent annually on illegals, to house 9,000,000+ NEW illegals in the past 3 years?
sparkie624
sparkie624 2
Texas is doing the right thing... The Democrats seem to want to allow them in Freely, Texas is obliging them by sending them to where they are obviously wanted. Democrats want them, put them where the Democrats are!
dkenna
dkenna 0
Texas is rarely doing the right thing. Rolling back rights and causing suffering is doing the right thing?
BillOverdue
Bill Overdue 1
What rights? Be specific! It's not a right to come across the border by the way!
dkenna
dkenna 0
Voting rights, womens rights. And yes, people can come across the border and legally immigrate. Why do you have such a problem with people trying to make a better life for themselves? Why do you feel your viewpoint must be how EVERYONE lives?
avionik99
avionik99 2
I think they are using the airports to house them after they snuck in illegally.
BillOverdue
Bill Overdue 0
Only $970M? It embarrassing! We spend $200,000,000,000 on illegal aliens every year in America! Also, the $142,000,000,000+ given to Zelenskyyyyy, so far, to fight a pointless war he can never win would've gone a VERY long way to fix a lot of problems in America, including airports and everything else crumbling to the ground in America.
dkenna
dkenna 0
Bill, why don’t you move to Russia? You complain about how terrible this country is and toss out numbers with nothing to back any of it up. (Because it is not factual) You sit there typing away about giving aide to a country invaded by Communists Russia. Funny how all you far right wing conservatives keep calling democrats commies, yet you all are for supporting a vicious murderer Putin, who would have had you in a prison for speaking up the way you do. Stop comparing foreign policy to domestic issues. Yes, the US has domestic problems that need to be addressed. And here is an administration trying to pass bipartisan immigration, but your savior Drumf said no, that hurts me…so we can’t have that. Almost a Billion for domestic infrastructure in airports, plus the other infrastructure bill that was passed, but rather than give some credit, you complain about a totally separate issue.
BillOverdue
Bill Overdue 1
Pfft! Not factual? Nothing to back it up? DO you NOT know how much USA spends on illegals? Do you NOT know how much we borrow from China or print ourselves to send to the puppet dictator in Ukraine so another generation of his people can die in an unwinnable war? Numbers? I'm using "your" numbers! Geez, look it up! Trying to pass "bipartisan immigration" ... where allowing 5,000 illegals a day is the plan? What idiot would agree to that? 5,000 a day is nearly 2 million more a year! Just how dense are you? "Almost" a billion for airports is "almost" 2 days worth of free "everything" for illegals in this country. Wise up! Act like you care. BY the way, I wonder why Biden and Zelenskyyyyyyyyy DOESN'T want peace in Ukraine? Ask yourself why they dont want peace in Ukraine?
dkenna
dkenna 0
My numbers? Where did you see me put up any numbers? If I did put up any numerical data; I would back it up with a source. I know you don’t believe the media tho, right? The election was stolen, and our proud patriots hostages from Jan 6 should be released immediately, right?! I live in the real world and haven’t been the one swayed by Fox News. How much did they have to pay for spreading false info? (but everything else is Fake news)

The immigration bill was bipartisan and gave the republicans what they were asking for. It hurt Trump, so he made sure it wouldn’t pass. He admitted to that. You cannot say otherwise. If you look at data from the Dept of Homeland Security, more people have been deported/removed under Obama than anyone else. Last I remember, he was a democrat. What happened with Drumf building a wall? Oh thats right, they stole that money! Right out of the ole drumfinators playbook. How much has he grifted off you Billy?

And what are you you even talking about, “they don’t want peace”? What kind of ignorance is that? first off, there would be peace if Russia didn’t invade. And second, do you think they shouldn’t fight for their country and their freedom? They should just let Russia gain more power and just say oh well!? Who is the real communist here? I guess we should just give up Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Just let Mexico take it so we won’t have 2 trillion billion immigrants flooding in. I mean, that’s what you think Ukraine should do. Just give up…

I bet you are all for supporting Israel tho. As I am also. That is what we do, we help our allies when aggression is taken against them. I guess you are the type of guy that holds the defenseless person down so the bully can beat him, and then blame the little guy for making you do it.

The reason our country has problems is from people like you. Don’t take responsibility and what if and what about everything else. No solution is good enough, you just find another complaint. Be a part of the solution Bill.


BillOverdue
Bill Overdue 0
More DIMM talking points! Zelenskyyyyyy said he didn't want in NATO, Biden said, sure you do, and $145 BILLION and 450,000 +
dead Ukrainians later, Biden still doesn't want peace! He wants to keep the war machine going! He's had 4 opportunities that I know of, the first, he told Boris Johnson to go over and break it off, the latest, a Turkey lead negotiation. I do feel sorry for you though, you live in an alternate World where your country isn't being invaded, FINCEN isn't scanning you bank accounts looking for Bass Pro Shop purchases, and NYC and San Fran are the jewels of America! Have another beer my friend! Semper Fi, oh wait, you thought the Air Force was the only place to fly? I'll not embarrass you anymore with facts that ANYONE with a brain already knows!
dkenna
dkenna 0
You failed to address any of those “DIMM” talking points. But in true MAGA form, attempt to insult me and deflect. When did I ever say the USAF is the only place to fly? I said I was a vet. And embarrassed? I’m sorry to disappoint, but I do not get embarrassed during a conversation with someone simply because I disagree with their viewpoints. I don’t attack and insult to try and make a point. I don’t throw out numbers without a source. I don’t support dictators. I don’t hate people for trying to make a better life for their family. I’m done with you. The only thing I’m embarrassed by is the fact that people like you represent this country.
dkenna
dkenna 0
Semper Fi, as you support Russia, wage war against immigrants, against women and anyone outside of the “Master race”.
avionik99
avionik99 -2
Why are they using taxpayer dollars instead of increasing taxes on ticket prices? Let those of us who fly pay for that privilege.
BillOverdue
Bill Overdue 0
C'mon, it's no different than you paying for sex change operations or Planned Parenthood abortions! Did you know you're also paying to castrate young boys and breast removal from preteen girls? Just think of it as, good for the country?
dkenna
dkenna 1
Riiiiight…. Okay. Now I definitely suggest you head over to Moscow. I’m sure you saw Tucker show you how wonderful it is there. So clean and the groceries…did you see the bread?!?! Not gonna lie, he had me thinking of selling my house and everything I own and get on a plane….
BillOverdue
Bill Overdue 0
Well, it sure makes The Big Apple look like the chithole it is! Also, I didn't see any human feces and heroine needles on the street like San Francisco. You almost sound like a product of DEI? Just a guess.
dkenna
dkenna 0
A product of DEI. I don’t know what that even means.

You can try and attack me all you want. I don’t care. But so you know, I’m a white male, USAF vet, own my own home and pay my taxes. Prior law enforcement officer and pilot. Proud American and I look towards positive change for our country and community. I’m not stuck in some conspiracy theory world of doom and gloom. You’ve been fed a narrative and really need to take the blinders off.
BillOverdue
Bill Overdue 0
Sure you are buddy! Have another beer. I can't believe a man with your "aptitude" is so dense to not know what taxpayers spend on illegals, and how many are in this country! Or how much we give to Ukraine for an unwinnable war? Are you really that dumb? The $'s and headcount are from the Homeland Security website by the way!
dkenna
dkenna 0
“Sure I am, have another beer.” Wtf?!

There is no intelligent conversation with you. You look at one side of a 20 sided object and disregard the other 19. But I’m the dumb one.

There is so much more to all of this besides financial support. If you could look outside of your confined tiny box, you’d understand the need for immigration and foreign aide. You want the United States to isolate and be cut off. How well does that work for North Korea? I know you want a dictator in the white house, and think that’s the way we should be governed. You are so misinformed and full of hate. We can end our conversation, i know it’s going nowhere.
sparkie624
sparkie624 -3
will see what happens our How many Biden Helps get a Golden Parachute!

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