United Airlines to the Rescue of Air Force-Navy?
7:17 AM, Oct 3, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The partial federal government shutdown is certainly serving to illuminate the stark divide between what everyday Americans care about—being free to visit monuments to American heroes on the National Mall, watching the Air Force-Navy football game—and what the modern Democratic party cares about—forcing other people to buy health insurance against their will. After all, if Democratic senators and President Obama would simply agree to delay Obamacare’s individual mandate for a year, on the heels of Obama lawlessly having delayed Obamacare’s employer mandate for a year, the federal government shutdown would immediately be averted. Fortunately, however, private citizens and companies are starting to step up and fill the void caused by the Democrats’ commitment to coercion.
The Washington Times reports:
“For fans complaining that the government shutdown could scrub one of the biggest college football games of the weekend, United Airlines may be saving the Navy-Air Force game, originally scheduled for Saturday in Annapolis.
“With the service academies saying they must call off their athletic events in light of the budget freeze, United said Wednesday it would fly the Air Force team to the game at no charge.
“‘We hate cancellations, so we’re offering to fly @AF_Academy to this year’s Air Force-Navy game. Retweet if you agree,’ the airline posted on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.”
UPDATE: The game is back on:
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