From the Washington Times:

Just like with other GSEs, we’ve been told that the new entity will be self-funded, in this case by a user fee. As always, I’m skeptical taxpayers won’t ultimately have to bail out a GSE, but with the ATC proposal, it’s really about control. Proponents have made clear that their real motivation is to shift the tax burden to other segments of the industry. Ian Adams, a proponent of separating ATC, recently argued that it would reallocate the tax burden among the “fees its users pay,” including general aviation.

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