The Congress is said to be working on yet another pandemic stim package and of course the Dems and Repubs do not see eye to eye…..and the president does not see it the same as Congress……
But the next package MUST include a bailout of the defense industry……
Republican defense lawmakers are pushing for the next emergency coronavirus funding package to include a hefty boost for defense spending, saying that the pandemic’s effects on military spending have cut across an array of program and procurement accounts.
“Socially distanced production spaces, provision of PPE, self-quarantining, disrupted logistics have generated significant bills,” the group wrote in an open statement on Thursday. “These COVID-related effects made defense programs less efficient and more expensive, and DOD cannot redirect money from other crucial priorities to cover these costs.”
The comments lawmakers — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.; House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry, R-Texas; House Appropriations Committee ranking member Kay Granger, R-Texas; and the appropriations committee’s defense panel ranking member Ken Calvert, R-Calf. — come amid negotiations on the latest multi-trillion relief package between House Democrats and White House officials.
Defense officials have said publicly they need at least $10 billion in emergency funding to cover pandemic-related costs and avoid exhausting other modernization and readiness funds.
I say SCREW THEM…I am preached to by the government that I should prepare for that rainy day and yet when it arrives the M-IC whines and demands that we bail them out with taxpayer money….
Once again I say SCREW ‘EM!
Maybe they should start practicing what they preach….hire some accountants that will tell them how to avoid these financial problems.
Not to worry they will get their black mail money for the M-IC has spent lots of cash on Congress to assure that they will ALWAYS get what they want.
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”