The best Congress money can buy:
“A House-passed defense spending measure adds $100 million in funding to an Air Force bomber aircraft plan. The increased funding at a time of budget crunching comes amid concern that Chinese or Russian missiles could down existing U.S. planes. The Air Force requested only $197 million for the bomber program.
“We don’t have enough bombers,” said House Appropriations Committee ranking member Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), who is concerned about the small number of stealth U.S. bombers that could sneak into enemy airspace without being detected by enemy radar and surface-to-air missile systems.
Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman are expected to compete for what will be a lucrative contract to design, develop and build the new bombers.”
I’ll bet you would be shocked to find out that No. 1 on the appropriately named congressman’s list of contributors is Boeing. Number three is Lockheed Martin. Number five is Northrop Grumman.