Sunday, March 9, 2008

KC-X Next Generation Tanker Contract

I have never really used my blog for political views or for expounding on issues but to all my blogging friends out there, I must take a stand on this issue.

If you haven't heard the Air Force has awarded a $35 billion defense contract to the Northrop Grumman (NG)-European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS) Team, sending 19,000 jobs to France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.

I am outraged by the Air Force's decision to award the KC-X Next Generation Air-fueling Tanker contract to a foreign competitor. This is a decision that absolutely should not be allowed to stand. This is wrong on just so many levels. We should not export National Security!!! And especially not to France, a country who pretends to be an ally but is really in bed with our ENEMIES.

The American people need to rise up and revolt against this decision by the millions.

Thanks to NAFTA and other ridiculously stupid policies by the government, the American Worker is under attack as never before. Americans deserve to have a good job and this is just another horrible example of our government shipping jobs that American workers should be doing to foriegn companies.

Michigan has been especially hard hit by these kinds of policies. Congress should pull the funding for this contract immediately and fire the idiot procurement officer that thought this was a good idea.

You can voice your opposition to this lunacy by going to Kansas Representative Todd Tiahrt's blog and competing a short survey. http://www.house.gov/tiahrt/tanker_survey.htm

I also wrote my Senators and Congressman to voice my outrage and I urge you to also.

Thank you.

1 comment:

Matt said...

I didn't know anything about this until I read your post. I'll try to learn more, but in the meantime I just had to recognize you as someone who shares my view of France.

Good post!