Shovel-ready aircraft (and their associated jobs)

Posted: August 25, 2011 in Songs of Space and Nuclear War
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It’s been pointed out the F-35 program (already a defense bill-payer and sure to deliver fewer-than-planned aircraft) and the apparently turned off sale of new F-16s to Taiwan will be important confirmation issues for Ash Carter.

Already, legislation to allow the Taiwanese sale (contra the administration’s position) is being pondered.  Normally such an effort, offered up by a member of the minority party would never make it out of committee.  However given U.S. unemployment, it will be interesting to see how legislation to authorize F-16 sales plays out.


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