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Make Airline Passengers Pay Higher Fees

May 1 (Bloomberg) -- The recent U.S. airline delays reminded us that a dysfunctional government can also mess up our private lives.

Congress appears to have temporarily fixed the problem by allowing the Federal Aviation Administration to respond to sequestration more flexibly. Yet the basic problem remains: The federal government retains the ability to control our mobility as long as the FAA is financed with general tax revenue.