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    Trump's proposed budget eliminates Essential Air Service (EAS) to rural airports

    Eliminates funding for the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, which was originally conceived
    of as a temporary program nearly 40 years ago to provide subsidized commercial air service
    to rural airports. EAS flights are not full and have high subsidy costs per passenger. Several
    EAS-eligible communities are relatively close to major airports, and communities that have
    EAS could be served by other existing modes of transportation. This proposal would result in a
    discretionary savings of $175 million from the 2017 annualized CR level.
    https://assets.documentcloud.org/doc...-Blueprint.pdf

    Is your fair city on this list - Subsidized EAS Report for non-Alaska Communities - February 2017 (PDF) ?
    https://www.transportation.gov/sites...Feb_1_2017.pdf

    OR have you ever flew into one of these airports ?

    Would you consider this as part of community identity & Economic Development ?

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    One small step towards recognizing the true cost of transportation.

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    Yep, I wonder how Kansans will feel about tRump after they lose their air service?
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    Oh yeah, wait until all the rich folk who come to Maine in their private jets hear about this if we have to close Rockland or Bar Harbor, most notably. On a Friday in the summer, you can see them all lined up coming for the weekend (it's a little gross.)

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    Yeah.....

    Just one of the MANY subsidies rural folk get from all the money being sucked out of big cities. Richard Florida says NO MORE in his new book (per his NPR interview this morning).
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    - See more at: http://www.thekingcenter.org/king-ph....r7W02j3S.dpuf

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    Maybe we could have afforded it if we were not already $20,000,000,000,000 in debt! or is it $20,000,000,000,000,000?

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