While the Democrats are intent on turning America’s car industry into an arm of the Welfare Office, some Republicans are much more recklessly trying to turn America’s military-industrial complex into such a welfare program, too:
The Weekly Standard
Throwing skilled workers out of a job in the middle of a deep recession…
Gates is preparing the most far-reaching changes in the Pentagon’s weapons portfolio since the end of the Cold War, according to aides.
Two defense officials who were not authorized to speak publicly said Gates will announce up to a half-dozen major weapons cancellations later this month. Candidates include a new Navy destroyer, the Air Force’s F-22 fighter jet, and Army ground-combat vehicles, the officials said.
We need to signal cooperation, not rivalry, with the People’s Republic when it comes to arms platforms. Much better to roll back the F-22 program, and put the proceeds into armored vehicles used for guarding Chinese copper mines in Afghanistan.