Cattle Car Flyers Subsidize Fat Cats

Everyone knows that governments tax the rich and give to the poor, right? I’ve got news for you, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. Whether the issue is raising gross receipts taxes so billionaires can fly into space or shifting massive amounts of taxpayer money into transit boondoggles, usually rail projects, designed to get wealthy people with cars to ride transit, the reality is that government often taxes us all for the benefit of the well-heeled.
This is once again illustrated in the battle over changes the Federal Aviation Administration wants to make regarding user fees. Right now, those who use corporate jets and fly as a hobby are being subsidized by the rest of us schmucks who fly coach and have to put up with the joys of the Transportation Security Administration.
The rich are not going to give their subsidies up without a fight of course.
Hopefully, our elected officials in Washington will do the right thing.