02 July 2009
. . . BUT SUDDENLY WE DON'T HAVE $1.75 BILLION DOLLARS FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE
I ran across an article this week that Obama is threatening to veto a measure to purchase seven F-22's. But, the Democrat-controlled Congress is not on board with the Obama administration. A Senate panel has approved the funding, and the House of Representatives voted in favor of it.
As a lame justification for Obama's veto threat, Defense Secretary Gates said the jet does not fit well into 21st century warfare. What???? The plane is a stealth aircraft which makes it much harder to detect on radar along with the latest technology in it. It's been in production for less than ten years. Yes, Secretary Gates, it's really obsolete. If it is, what's YOUR solution? None at all? These people never cease to amaze me.
We've heard all the supposed concern from President Obama about the numbers across the nation that are unemployed, on and on and on. If Obama vetoes this measure, it will mean up to 95,000 jobs lost mostly in Georgia where the aircraft is made. That's a lot of people out of work with just the stroke of a pen. I suppose Obama wants people to get jobs on HIS terms.
I hope Congress has the backbone to override the veto. Now more than ever, we need to maintain our national security and keep as many people working as possible.
By the way, click HERE for my source article posted on the CBS News website.