However, the best (worst) examples of wasted energy and transportation resources are sometimes found in aviation. Not every military move needs to be via air-lift, and certainly not every business executive making a company helicopter trip into New York from a distant outlying point could really justify such extravagance..Perhaps a coalition of libertarians and egalitarians might be able to impose fiscal responsibility, something along the lines of "Do we tax the waitress at the truck-stop to make the airport more convenient for corporate junkets?" Heck, those corporations already pay for seat licenses as a condition of use of the sky-boxes at the stadium.
Most notorious of all will be the annual display of hubris and status when hundreds of “1% types” arrive at the airport nearest the Super Bowl in their private jets. When we finally get a comprehensive description of “entitlements,” such folks must be included. Their opulence is subsidized by ordinary commercial aviation travelers. A little belt-tightening would be good for all of us, rich and not-so-rich alike.
SOCIALISM FOR THE RICH.
Destination: Freedom comments on your tax dollars at work, with a little prodding from the aviation lobby.