WSJ: why is a 4% FAA budget cut resulting in 40% of FAA flights being delayed?

WSJ: why is a 4% FAA budget cut resulting in 40% of FAA flights being delayed?

A China Southern Cargo jet takes off at LAX International airport in Los Angeles Monday, April 22, 2013. Some fliers headed to Los Angeles International Airport were met with delays yesterday on the first day of staffing cuts for air traffic controllers because of government spending reductions. Budget cuts that kicked in last month forced the FAA to give controllers extra days off. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

John Carlson dives into the first quantitative info about the politics surrounding this week’s FAA flight delays and the intentional actions of FAA staffers to make the sequester budget furloughs as painful as possible for Americans trying to fly the friendly skies.