Obama furloughed air traffic controllers in a politically motivated move that has caused me to lose a great deal of respect for him. He should have made the cuts to social security or homeland security or TSA…. those are all massively bloated bureaucratic agencies. Cutting air traffic controllers will just mess up flights and piss off millions of people. Ridiculous. Up till now Obama seemed to be fairly reasonable and not as politically motivated in a lot of his actions, but this is an awful way to make a political statement.