It’s Ronald Reagan’s Fault that Air Traffic Controllers are Sleeping on the Job According to Joy Behar


More pearls of wisdom from the LEFTIES on The View … This time it was not George W. Bush’s fault.


So who is to blame for the air traffic controllers falling asleep? It has happened all too often lately and the most recent incident of an air traffic controller deciding to nod off instead of doing their job happened in Reno, NV. So who is to blame, the air traffic controller, the scheduling of shifts, management, etc?  Yesterday, Hank Krakowski, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Organization resigned. But, according to Joy Behar of the view, he is not to blame.

Believe it or not, Joy Behar blamed former President Ronald Reagan firing the air traffic controllers in 1981 for these folks not being able to stay awake in 2011. Welcome to the mind of liberals and their thought process.

Transcript from NewsBusters:

ELISABETH HASSELBECK: Do you think this has to do with budget? I wonder if staffing another person on there, the cost of that across the board, I’m hoping not, it’s not the case.
SHERRI SHEPHERD: That they didn’t cut the budget for-
HASSELBECK: I mean, imagine if this is budget cuts, a result.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: No, this is an issue, this has been ongoing I think for quite some time. But I think-
JOY BEHAR: Reagan- Ronald Reagan.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: It sort of started with the- Ronald Reagan saying, you know, you guys asking for too much money. He fired everybody. He cleaned them all out.
BEHAR: He busted the union, the air controllers’ union. And they probably would have been strict about having two people there. The main thing about the unions is they want more people to work.

Thankfully Hasselbeck was there to remind the Libs that there was just a bit of time between Reagan and nap time by air traffic controllers. Although, does any one really think that unions would have prevented such acts? As stated by Hot Air, after all we know that unions are enforcing rigorous performance standards among their members and disciplining them. Sure they are.

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “It’s Ronald Reagan’s Fault that Air Traffic Controllers are Sleeping on the Job According to Joy Behar”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on April 15th, 2011 9:14 am

      You guys are giving Joy Behar credit for being able to think? Every time I see this moonbat on TV I change the channel.

      The “View” reminds me of a gaggle of know nothings trying to determine what day of the week it is.

    2. A Texas Grandfather on April 15th, 2011 9:22 am

      The only performance standard that the unions enforce is you need ten people to do a job that three could do.

      More dues for us (unions)to spend you know.

    3. paula on April 15th, 2011 10:15 am

      Joy Behar has become a joke.

    4. Bettina on April 15th, 2011 5:18 pm

      I have been wondering about whether the Reagan firings years ago could relate to the shortage of air traffic controllers today. I clearly recall that it took a long time to hire competent air traffic controllers and there were many “near misses”.

      I would be happy if an investigative reporter would track this question. How about Miles O’Brien – he’s an expert on air safety and a journalist.
      SM: Do you really think that some thing that took place in 1981 is the problem why air traffic controllers cannot stay awake in 2011? Really? You do realize we are talking 30 years.

      Probably has more to do with poor scheduling and individiuals today have no work ethic. Of course all probably do not do this but it is insane to put a second controller in a tower when the reason why the people are falling asleep is that there is little to no planes landing.

    5. Michelle Smith on April 15th, 2011 6:51 pm

      Good Lord…Do they actually believe the garbage that comes out of their mouths?

      What a freaking joke. Ronald Reagan is responsible for air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job 30 years later. Blaming a man who’s in his grave and was one of the best Presidents of the USA makes my blood boil. These hags have no shame. They blame everyone except for the person/persons responsible.

      This is why I cannot have a conversation with a moonbat liberal. They have diarrhea of the mouth and don’t know when to shut up. I can’t believe people still watch “The View”. A bunch of hateful old hags with the exception of Elisabeth.

      Now I must go wash out my eyes & ears for having subjected them to this poisonous video clip.

    6. dawg1948 on April 16th, 2011 10:48 am

      Joy Behar is a joke and the entire concept of firings thirty years ago affecting todays performance is assinine.

    7. TawneeVa on June 20th, 2011 4:37 pm

      If the idiot Baycrap bothered to do her homework, she would know that it is illegal for federal government workers to go on strike. Has been for decades! In other words, they broke the law. Reagan was doing his job as the president of the U.S. and making certain that laws are executed. And guess what? They came out of it ok and it didn’t cripple the system. The hate and the lies she spreads are out of control. Makes me ashamed to be a woman.

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