Secretary Lahood isn’t letting up, insisting that furloughing FAA air traffic employees is the only way he can balance the DOT books if he’s forced to cut a billion dollars. Standing in front of the White House emblem saying things like this,
“I think Republicans need to step up here,” said LaHood, a former Republican congressman from Illinois. “This requires compromise. This requires Republicans stepping forward with some ideas about how to keep essential services of government running at the level that people have been accustomed to.”
the politics is obvious.
The Secretary of Transportation should be a problem solving guy not a rank and file politician.