Sequester hits the Porta Potty business

Maybe the administration finally has the “pain” to trumpet in the wake of the so-called “sequester cuts.”

Bay News in Tampa reports the organizers of Sun ‘n Fun — probably the second-most-important general aviation event of the year — in Lakeland are taking a big hit because of anticipated air traffic controller cutbacks.

They have to come up with $300,000 to pay for air traffic controllers for the event, which starts April 9.

Last week, the FAA announced that the air traffic control tower at Lakeland will close.

Sun ‘n Fun director John Leenhouts suggested organizers are checking the couch cushions for spare change, indicating the group will cut its order of Porta Potties for the event.

(h/t: Don Hanzlik)