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Aero-News Quote of the
"I'd like to tell whoever is pushing this idea that I
didn't hire a consultant to study the feasibility of user fees the
way the government does. I've lived it for the last 30 years as
I've watched the slow decline of aviation and the drop in traffic
around the country. I've watched as pilots I know who fly for the
major and regional carriers take pay cuts or lose pensions. I've
watched as Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft and others shut down
production lines. And now we are going to turn around and tell
these people they have to pay an additional fee per flight."
Source: ANN Reader Ron Ivey of Leesburg, FL, commenting on
the White House's response to the anti-user fee petition on the
White House website.