Spending responsibly? Even overlooking the fact that the war in Iraq was based on a lie, do you call waging wars in Iraq and Afghanistan without raising taxes to pay for them "responsible"? Do you call lowering axes on the wealthiest Americans so they can become even wealthier "responsible"?
The same people who are now refusing to pay the bills are the ones who approved the spending in the first place. That is the root of the problem.
You've been watching too much Fox News. Fishing poles and golf clubs are NOT classified as "medical devices" under the Affordable Health Care Act. Insurance premiums are already starting to go down, not up. There is no such thing as "Drug Addiction Insurance" under the law. Maternity coverage is already a part of women's health insurance; the new law simply requires it to be offered at no increase in premiums over what a male of similar age might pay for an otherwise identical policy. There is no "free" coverage; persons will be required to buy it from private health insurance companies, just as they do now, but low-income families may in certain cases receive a subsidy to help pay for it. Get your facts straight.
It was the early aircraft builders and airline operators that sought federal regulation of aviation in the first place. Without certification and maintenance requirements for aircraft and medical exams for pilots, liability insurance for aircraft and pilots would go through the roof, making it impossible for anyone to design and build aircraft or fly them. I don't want uncertificated aircraft and unlicensed pilots operating in the airspace over my head and the places I live and work.
I've been making regular monthly visits to the FAA in Oklahoma City to do research for a book. I've never encountered an unfriendly or unprofessional FAA employee who wasn't interested in and working for aviation progress AND safety.
After hearing a presentation on the airplane by a United captain, I am concerned that Boeing's outsourcing of just about everything on the airplane may lead to further problems later. He cited the example of the vast number of circuit boards used in the aircraft's computerized systems. Like your home computer, many of these circuit boards have batteries to maintain system settings when the airplane is powered down. Many of these boards have been outsourced to companies which then outsourced them to other companies, to the point that not even Boeing knows how many batteries of many different kinds are on the airplane, according to this captain. He also said that, should the airplane remain fully powered down for an extended period, it can take as much as 10-12 hours to "re-boot" it.
Aviation will continue to flourish, just as it has for the past 109 years. Some wealthy individuals will, however, have to pay more for the privilege of using their "business jets" to take them to places like Acapulco and Monte Carlo and to transport their cash to their tax-free offshore bank accounts.