Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, and other state leaders are correct to vehemently oppose a provision proposed in the second phase of the financial industry bailout requiring companies that get government aid to divest their corporate aircraft fleet or jet leases. Tiahrt, who filed an amendment that would strip that requirement from the bill, said the provision would kill jobs and called it “a symbolic slap in the face” of general aviation workers. The heads of the Big Three automakers made a bad public relations move last year in flying to Washington, D.C., on corporate jets to beg for a bailout. But using corporate jets can be a smart business decision that saves money and increases productivity.
Source: WICHITA EAGLE