AOPA: Be Afraid Of User Fees ... And Act

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"The FAA funding issue is far from resolved," AOPA President Phil Boyer warned in a release Thursday. President Bush is using public frustration over airline delays to push his administration's agenda of imposing a 263 percent increase in avgas taxes plus additional user fees, according to AOPA. For its part, AOPA is using the president's words to once again call on AOPA members "to contact their senators when the time is right." That time may come early next year. H.R. 2881, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007, has already passed the House of Representatives, but AOPA warns that Senate committees "are in disagreement over user fees versus taxes, airline tax breaks, and some other issues." Those issues will likely be back on the table in January, when AOPA says it will again be ready for the fight. AOPA says you should be, too.