Old Jan 30, 19, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by LegalTender View Post
Makes perfect sense. The airline wins, and taxpayers lose nothing.

What's nuts is implying SWA cut a personal check to an inspector who pocketed the money and will be paid twice. About 14,000 of the FAAs 45,000 employees were furloughed; the rest (inspectors and engineers) were essential and reported to work.
Where did the money go?

The whole thing defies logic. Even shutting down the government defies logic. As mentioned, plenty still went to work anyways. (my tongue is now bleeding as I work hard not to get political)

Still - just trying to figure this out. Normally, the FAA inspects planes and deems them airworthy. Inspectors not available due to "shutdown". But, somehow a check makes it happen. The worker still did not get paid. Eventually the FAA gets the federal funding to be operational. Eventually they pay the worker.

Where does that check from SWest go?
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