And too bad for Senator Chuck Schumer (D, NY), who wanted to expand Government yet further and have it dictate business and free market decisions to businesses and customers.
Schumer tried to attach an amendment to a bill renewing a number of the FAA’s programs
would have blocked airlines from further reducing the “size, width, padding, and pitch” of seats, passengers’ legroom and the width of aisles.
Having more room on an airplane is certainly a nice idea, especially on long flights. However, as with so many things in our lives and our economies, this is a matter for us to determine in a free market, not for Government to dictate in an increasingly government-controlled economy.
Fortunately, the Senate voted down the amendment. Unfortunately, it was defeated by an essentially party-line vote: this sort of expansion of intrusive Government it all too typical of the Democratic Party.
Elections have consequences.