Friday, February 9, 2007

After $1.7 billion, new craft still not ready to hit beach

The new Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle for the Marine Corps breaks down frequently, leaks and sometimes veers off course. With $1.7 billion spent so far, the Pentagon now wants to relaunch the troubled program and develop seven new prototypes. LINK

MORE OF RUMSFELD'S CROOKED PENTAGON LEGACY TO JOIN NEW COAST GUARD CUTTERS WITH CRACKS IN THIER HULLS.
We certainly HAVE been doing a bang-up job of teaching the world how democracy and profit driven government work, haven't we?

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.