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Old 02-07-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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I'm just wondering if the Airlines should just be Nationalized? They don't seem to be able to operate profitably, so make them non profit.
I am wondering why it took you so long to come to this conclusion? I would think this kind of thinking is just part of who you are.

Hey if we did this I bet we could get them to stop flying on Saturday!


LOLOLOLOLOL (im not laughing with you)
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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You mean the GOVERNMENT running the airlines? God help us, I'll never fly again.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: 15 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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Air travel was certainly much more pleasant (and cheaper) when they were closely regulated. Initially deregulation brought competition and price reductions, more airlines and routes. Over time though mergers and out-right collusion have made air travel both difficult and expensive.
HUH???



back when it was regulated...air travel was only for the rich

air travel is cheaper than it has ever been...the only thing keeping the costs up are the price of FUEL

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: 15 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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Errr, TVA, Amtrak, Conrail, TSA .....
huh???
tsa....everyone complains
USPS....going bankrupt
conrail....bankrupt long time ago...thats why it doesnt exist anymore
amtrak...cant make ends meet...going under too

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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I'm just wondering if the Airlines should just be Nationalized? They don't seem to be able to operate profitably, so make them non profit.
No, to nationalization. Why would someone want the government, the taxpayers, us, to foot the bill if an airline company/service fails financially? I believe in the free market system. People will support companies which satisfy a need and provide a service or goods to do that. Supply and demand controls the marketplace. If we're unhappy with a particular airline ... we shouldn't patronize or otherwise support it. Let it fail.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: 15 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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I'm just wondering if the Airlines should just be Nationalized? They don't seem to be able to operate profitably, so make them non profit.
and that would be only the few AMERICAN (USA) airlines...right bob

your not talking about all the foreign companies...are you???
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: 15 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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No, to nationalization. Why would someone want the government, the taxpayers, us, to foot the bill if an airline company/service fails financially? I believe in the free market system. People will support companies which satisfy a need and provide a service or goods to do that. Supply and demand controls the marketplace. If we're unhappy with a particular airline ... we shouldn't patronize or otherwise support it. Let it fail.
correct...which is why if GM couldnt compete...they should have been left to fail, or break up into smaller companies

now the italians own chrysler

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Old 02-07-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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What section of the Constitution authorizes such a ridiculous idea?

Dont waste your time looking, it isnt in there.

The federal government has no power to nationalize businesses.
Which part of the Constitution prohibits us from nationalizing anything?
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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Which part of the Constitution prohibits us from nationalizing anything?
Seriously? The fact you would even ask such a ridiculous question shows your understanding of the Constitution is seriously flawed. It isn't a carte blanche affirmative grant of powers subject to a few exceptions, rather it specifies the few and limited powers the federal government has.

Wow, talk about the uninformed voter bloc.....
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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I'm just wondering if the Airlines should just be Nationalized? They don't seem to be able to operate profitably, so make them non profit.
tried that, didn't work


Here is the deal

1) airlines should make a profit
2) if they don't they should die
3) when they die, someone will do it better and make a profit


End lesson
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