22 October 2007

Wow - Thanks, Giant Government!

Don't tell the people the informantion they paid $8.5 million for and, by all means, make sure you destroy the data.
Anxious to avoid upsetting air travelers, NASA is withholding results from an unprecedented national survey of pilots that found safety problems like near collisions and runway interference occur far more frequently than the government
previously recognized.

NASA gathered the information under an $8.5 million safety project, through telephone interviews with roughly 24,000 commercial and general aviation pilots over nearly four years. Since ending the interviews at the beginning of 2005 and shutting down the project completely more than one year ago, the space agency has refused to divulge the results publicly. Just last week, NASA ordered the contractor that conducted the survey to purge all related data from its computers.

A senior NASA official, associate administrator Thomas S. Luedtke, said revealing the findings could damage the public's confidence in airlines and affect airline profits.
I can't wain until this kind of government mass incompetence gets applied to universal mandatory HillaryCare.

1 comment:

lefty said...

As opposed to the unchecked greed and imcompetence that we're paying for in the private insurance industry? Tell me again why there needs to be a profit motive associated with health care? How does profit make health care better? How does having an unaccountable system of private taxation (read: health insurance industry) make our level of health care anything more than a joke?