CNN) - The debt debate is over for now and Congress is in recess, but they've left business unfinished and failed to fund the FAA, forcing security personnel to work unpaid and leaving thousands without work.
About 4,000 workers are on furlough for the next five weeks because of the failure to act.
"This is a lose-lose-lose situation that can easily be solved if Congress gets back into town and does its job," President Barack Obama said.
In addition to the employees, another 70,000 construction workers are jobless after 200 airport construction projects have been stopped.
And the FAA said it is losing $25 million a day in tax money from the airlines.
"We don't want the agency worried about its paycheck, we want them worried about their mission," Michael Goldfarb, a former FAA Chief of Staff, said.
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http://www.wtol.com/story/15205847/cong … or-5-weeks
so Congress gets 26 week paid vacation each year and now they are going on a "recess" for 5 week.
I am in the wrong field...the people need to wake up...this behavior on both sides the the aisle is unacceptable..our country is falling apart!
Especcially when that job is Union and you know the private sector doesn't get half the pay and benis as you do.
Who would walk away from a scam like a Union job for a real world job.
Huh!!! More Unions making money while the real American's make shit.
I have been a member of a Union, and not a member of a Union... no jealousy here. I can assure you in most all cases I would rather be Union, pay and benis are so much better. And even when I wasn't Union, I sought to get on Union jobs to get the rate.
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for me it is hollow talks , corruption and dividing people..
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