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post #19 of Old 06-20-2012
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Re: USCG 2011 Boating Statistics

Originally Posted by HeartsContent View Post
Licensing is simply taxation and would have no effect beyond lightening wallets.

Licensing is a knee-jerk reaction.
This is counter-intuitive. How could training NOT improve safety? Presumably to get a license you'd have to do be trained to a certain level.

Next time you fly with an airline, why don't you have one of those untrained, unlicensed pilots fly the plane. I'm sure they'll figure it out on the way, no problem. According to your argument, the entire FAA is just there to empty pilot's wallets.

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