A friendly warning to House Republican Leadership
In this election there are two things that virtually every poll shows Americans care about — jobs and government spending. There is an issue which perfectly encapsulates these concerns: the extra engine for the F35, Joint Strike Fighter. On the spending front it means a $3 billion earmark. On the jobs front it means jobs for Britons working in Rolls Royce factories — not Americans | Read More »
The Next Bridge to Nowhere, a $3 Billion Earmark
Turns out that wasteful spending is the number one thing that is making the American voter the most angry. I’ve seen multiple, detailed and recent polls confirming this. And now, we have the $3 Billion (largest ever) earmark — the next bridge to nowhere — otherwise known as the Rolls Royce “extra engine.” Secretary Gates is opposed to it. So was President Bush, but Congress | Read More »
Citizens Against Government Waste and Payola?
The world of Defense procurement is tough, if you’ve ever served as a program officer inside the Pentagon you know that funding projects is a bloodsport. Services and program officers compete relentlessly for resources and contractors, usually with a wink and a nod from inside the Pentagon, carry on the fight with the various appropriators when battles are lost in the Pentagon. Bismarck’s aphorism about | Read More »