And you're entire argument is it's something that never can or will happen.Your whole argument is based on what-if's on the worst possible case scenario and not really rooted in a reality we live in. What if Trump fired the whole government? What if they laid everybody off in the ATO? What if a Russian EMP goes off tomorrow and knocks out power to the entire eastern seaboard? You're overvaluing the potential for RIF's without giving any value to the absence of RIF's. Yes Reagan fired every ATC but that was a completely different time and PATCO violated federal law and some act of congress I can't remember by going on strike. Also the FAA is such a small percentage of the budget that the only reason to cut funding would be for optics which would backfire almost immediately. No politician is going to cut gov jobs to save a few million when the national debt is 20 trillion dollars.
One is an understanding of possibilities as you stated, the other is willful ignorance. Enjoy your bliss.