via “Johno” in the combox, via Moonbattery.com
A severe pilot shortage has been aggravating airline delays. About 18,100 open pilot positions are expected in the years ahead. Our rulers could undo some of their own damage by reinstating pilots who were forced out for not risking their health to comply with tyrannical vaccine mandates. Problem is, they couldn’t get the no-brainer through Congress:
The amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, introduced by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and offered on the floor by Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., failed 141-298 after 83 Republicans voted with Democrats against it.
Once again, the Evil Party manages to be even worse than the Stupid Party:
Only one House Democrat, Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, voted for the measure.
Nearly all major U.S. airlines implemented vaccine mandates during the coronavirus pandemic in accordance with President Biden’s 2021 executive order requiring federal contractors to get the shots.
Democrats will characteristically count the misery they inflict as success. According to their dogma, when little people have access to air travel, it angers the climate gods. Even if airlines can’t keep planes in the sky, John Kerry et al. will still have their private jets.