Who should we furlough, air traffic controllers or Congress?

April 29, 2013

The average air traffic controller works 230 days a year and does a flawless job ("Sequester disrupts airline passengers," April 23). There have been no major airlines crashes in nearly a decade.

The average member of Congress, on the other hand, works barely 120 days a year and doesn't do his or her job at all.

There have been no proper federal budgets passed in recent years, and as a result we now have the "sequester."

Which raises an interesting question: Why have the sequester-mandated cuts ended up laying off the air traffic controllers, who do their jobs, instead of members of Congress, who don't?

Iver Mindel, Cockeysville

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