What Obama Said, What Defense Contractors Heard

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Thompson deciphers Obama’s remarks on the Pentagon today in Northern Virginia:

“Well-connected special interests get these programs stuck in the budget, even though the Pentagon says we don’t need these particular weapons systems.”

Why the heck is our PAC giving these geezers on the defense appropriations subcommittees all this money if we can’t call in a congressional chit now and then? Besides, we’re allowed “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” and nothing grieves us like losing a contract.

Read on at Battleland.