March 8, 2009 in Letters

Aviation attacks misguided

The Spokesman-Review

On one hand our elected representatives wasted billions of dollars interfering in the housing market, dictating to financial institutions how to conduct their business, but with remarkable aplomb castigated corporate executives for the use of company aircraft for legitimate business purposes. Apparently Congress never heard about the time value of money in the commercial sense.

On the other hand, the use of government aircraft for missions of dubious value is relatively commonplace.

Save the automobile industry and every Tom, Dick and Harry out there with billions of taxpayer dollars, Mr. President, but don’t savage the aviation industry and the companies and people who finance design, build, maintain, use and fly them in the process.

Bob Costigan

Spirit Lake

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