Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lincoln and Pryor Push Extra Planes on Air Force


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Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor have voted to buy the Air Force more C-17s (an aging cargo transport plane) than the Air Force itself wants. Some parts for the plane are made here in Arkansas.

Certainly the military can go through enough money on its own. Although they ought to be funded sufficiently to perform their legitimate constitutional duties, they don't need help spending taxpayer money. But our esteemed senators want to help them anyway, by pushing planes on them that they have not requested.

At a time when our treasury has been emptied and our economy gutted, our elected officials seem oblivious to the long term consequences of their actions. Political "realty" has eclipsed fiscal reality. At least for a little bit longer. In the long run, truth will assert itself. By then though, our politicians will have completed their task of looting the public on behalf of their "friends" and nothing will be left.

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