House passes Senate bill to end air traffic controller furloughs

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WASHINGTON, DC – When the federal sequestration forced Harris County Meals On Wheels programs to stop feeding hundreds of senior citizens, no one in Washington blinked an eye.

But when furloughs of air traffic controllers caused some minor discomfort for airline passengers, well, Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate got together for a group hug and approved a bill to end those freaking furloughs and get those planes in the air.

And President Obama is waiting at the front door of the White House with pen in hand to sign it.

Senate majority leader Harry Reid says he`ll try to cancel all of the sequester cuts for the next five months when Congress returns from vacation in a couple of weeks.

We assume they`ll be flying.  Could that have something to do with their quick action on the air traffic controllers?

Of course not.