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Beware policy proposals waving the "privatization" banner that don't constitute true privatization at all, and threaten to actually worsen the situation.

The latest example:  Efforts to restructure the U.S. air traffic control system, which would likely repeat the mistakes of such federal boondoggles as Amtrak and the U.S. Post Office. Alongside numerous other conservative and libertarian organizations, CFIF has maintained serious concerns over H.R. 2997, the "21st Century AIRR Act."  Those concerns include, among other flaws: Greater empowerment of air traffic controller unions, by maintaining centralized monopoly power over air traffic control while expanding their authority over such matters as personnel changes, salary caps and mandatory retirement age (currently at age 56…[more]

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By CFIF Staff
Wednesday, February 15 2017

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Take our 10-Question Quiz and test your knowledge of our Nation’s Chief Executives.

(Answer key may be found at the bottom) 

1. Who was the first U.S. President to be born in the United States of America?

a. John Adams
b. Martin Van Buren
c. James Monroe
d. George Washington


2. Which one of the following U.S. Presidents was the first to be born outside the original 13 states?

a. Ronald Reagan
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Andrew Jackson
d. Barack Obama


3. Which one of the following was the first U.S. President not born in the United States?

a. John Adams
b. Martin Van Buren
c. Franklin Roosevelt
d. George Washington


4. Which one of the following U.S. Presidents holds the record for taking the most foreign trips during his first year in office?

a. George H.W. Bush
b. George W. Bush
c. Richard Nixon
d. Barack Obama


5. Which U.S. President signed the most clemency actions during his term in office?

a. George Washington
b. Franklin Roosevelt
c. Abraham Lincoln
d. Lyndon Johnson


6. Who are the only two U.S. Presidents to date who did not grant any pardons during their terms of office?

a. George Washington and John Adams
b. James Garfield and William Harrison
c. Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman
d. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton


7. Who was the only U.S. President to pay off the national debt?

a. George Washington
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. Andrew Jackson
d. Ronald Reagan


8. Which U.S. President was the first to withhold documents requested by Congress, claiming “the disclosure of which would injure the public”?

a. George Washington
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Harry Truman
d. Richard Nixon


9. Who was the only former President to administer the Oath of Office to another President?

a. George Washington
b. John Adams
c. William Taft
d. George H.W. Bush


10. Who was the first U.S. President to travel abroad while in office?

a. William Taft
b. Franklin Roosevelt
c. Theodore Roosevelt
d. Warren Harding

 

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Answers: 1(b); 2(b); 3(d); 4(d); 5(b); 6(b); 7(c); 8(a); 9(c); 10(c)

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