Clear Skies Ahead? Doubts Arise Over Biden’s FAA Pick

Source: Independent Institute
by K Lloyd Billingsley

“Our continuing mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world,” the Federal Aviation Administration claims. People who fly, and those who don’t, might wonder about Phillip Washington, Joe Biden’s pick to head the FAA. … At all levels, the various boards and commissions serve as soft landing spots for politicians, party loyalists, and bureaucrats. Witness Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, a former presidential candidate, on extended paternity leave during a supply-chain crisis and ignoring a train derailment in Ohio. In a similar style, Biden labor secretary nominee Julie Su enabled billions in unemployment fraud and supported the elimination of independent freelance workers.” (03/15/23)