Thursday, March 11, 2010

How to Make Things Worse by Barrack Obama

Now the President is "fixing" the airlines. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has now announced fines of up to $27,500 per passenger per flight for delays on the tarmac. Interesting fine for a $ 400 flight!

The response from the airline industry: easy to predict. Anytime it looks like a flight might get delayed for whatever reason, then simply cancel it. That solves the problem. Instead of a late flight, lets have no flights. That's the Obama way. Here's a quote from the CEO Jeff Smisek of Continental Airlines:

"the government by God says 'We're going to fine you $ 27,500,'......Here's what we're going to do. We're going to the cancel the flight."

Makes sense to me. I think Obama should raise the penalty and perhaps all flights will be cancelled. Then there won't be any more flight delays since there will be no more flights. Sounds like a plan (an Obama plan).