This year, major airlines are expected to impose a whopping 87% increase in extra fees. It costs $25 to check your bag and another $25 to talk to a human being to book your flight. Bringing your pet? That’s $125, each way.
By now I’m sure you’ve all heard about Climategate II, yet another group of leaked emails showing the unbelievable bias of climate “scientists” (more can be found here). The emails are so damning that even the not-so-conservative UK Telegraph is admitting that AWG is the biggest delusion of…
“I don’t think they have a sense of what it means when tax dollars are spent in this way,” a spokeswoman for the Oakland, Calif., city government, Karen Boyd, told The Daily. “Oakland is very much a city that has been devastated by the economic downturn. We don’t have an extra $2.5 million to spend.”
Oakland police estimate that overtime eventually will top $3 million, and Boyd said this may lead to cuts in senior services and libraries. Last year, Oakland laid off 500 city workers, including 80 police officers, to close a $58 million deficit.