Compare and contrast:
Key moment in President Reagan’s first year in office: tough, no-nonsense stance in dealing with striking air traffic controllers who risked passengers’ lives and the health of the aviation-dependent American economy.
Key moment in President Obama’s first year in office:
The U.S. Transportation Department, billions of dollars behind in paying “cash-for-clunkers” rebates, has hired private contractors and solicited volunteers from the Federal Aviation Administration and its own executive ranks to work overtime to clear the backlog.
Keep ’em flying — or not — as the case may be.