Here come the fake consumer advocates

As the hour of the House Subcommittee on Aviation hearing on airline fees draws closer, I’m amused by the number of self-appointed consumer advocates who have come forward to claim this issue as their own. And troubled.

Expect to see these impostors parading around Washington in the next few days and speaking in canned soundbites on the nightly news and on the front pages of our dying newspapers.

Truth is, this is not their issue. It isn’t my issue.

It is your issue.

Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find that most of these so-called “advocates” didn’t give a damn about airline fees until the Congress got involved. And if you keep scrolling back in time, you’ll notice very few people who actually spoke out against the massive fraud the airline industry has perpetrated on the American public before it became the issue du jour in DC.

No, this is your fight. Yours to win — or lose.
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