Here, fellow malcontents, are two articles that show that we, as a country, have our gub'mental heads stuck in our tax payer asses.
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said today that Boeing Co. won a
$35 billion contract to build an air refueling tanker due to "Chicago politics."
Chicago-based Boeing defeated the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. for the contract. EADS planned to assemble the tanker in Mobile.
“I’m disappointed but not surprised," Shelby said. "Only Chicago politics could tip the scales in favor of Boeing’s inferior plane. EADS clearly offers the more capable aircraft. If this decision stands, our warfighters will not get the superior equipment they deserve.”
Given the sensitivity of military secrets and the low economy, FOREIGN companies should NEVER be considered for military contracts. Hell, we can't keep our secrets secret when WE control them, how can we trust someone in another country!!
Tens of millions flock to the Smithsonian museums in Washington each year to see Americana -- everything from Abraham Lincoln's top hat to Archie Bunker's chair.
But one thing you'll have a hard time finding is something American in the gift shop.
Take the miniature sculptures of presidents sold at the National Museum of American History, located right on the Mall in the nation's capital.
From the busts of George Washington to Barack Obama, they were made in China.
Last month Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, was so outraged by the situation that he fired off a letter demanding that the museum sell products made in the USA.
"It appears that a museum owned by the people of the United States, celebrating the history of the United States, cannot find companies in this country employing American workers that are able to manufacture statues of our founding fathers, or our current president," Sanders said in a letter to the museum.
"That is pretty pathetic!" he exclaimed. "I was not aware that the collapse of our manufacturing base had gone that far."
And if the government looks outside the cuntry for everything from trinkets to military hardware, we'll NEVER get back on track.