Tue, Mar 10, 2009
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news,
though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have
a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The difficulty now is how do you get a majority to vote
against their own interests, even if you could persuade them that
the changes would be best for the national defense?"
Source: William S. Cohen, a former senator from
Maine and defense secretary under President Bill Clinton. The Obama
administration has yet to decide on whether to continue funding for
the F-22 Raptor fighter program. Though the President has pledged
the "days of giving defense contractors a blank check are over"...
saying it is one thing, and doing it at a cost of thousands of jobs
during a severe recession is another. Given that businesses in 44
states supply parts for the Raptor, discontinuing the program could
be a tough sell on Capitol Hill.
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