Wednesday, March 26, 2008

McCain Helps Outsource Defense Industry


The U.S. Air Force recently awarded a $100 billion defense contract to build air-refueling tanker to a French company called Airbus, which, ironically, has never built a tanker in its history, according to Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.).

McCain says that "I have always insisted that the Air Force buy major weapons through fair and open competition. Doing so helps assure that it will acquire the most capable, most cost-effective option, for the benefit of the joint warfighter and the taxpayer."

Airbus, which is a subsidiary company of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co., has certainly not prospered through "fair and open competition," as McCain claims it has. In fact, Airbus was started by the socialist governments of France, England, Germany, and Spain, in an attempt to cut into the aircraft market previously dominated by the U.S.

It is no wonder then, that Airbus was able to offer a more "cost-effective" bid. Airbus was able to offer its rosy estimate not only because it is heavily subsidized by the socialist governments of Western Europe, but also because it has never built tankers before, unlike Boeing, which has done so for many years.

One of John McCain's biggest complaints against Boeing getting the tanker contract was that Boeing had previously employed a woman while she was still a member of the U.S. Air Force. Interestingly enough, John McCain once worked in a similar dual military/citizen capacity when he was a member of the U.S. Navy.

As he did on the issue of immigration, John McCain again is fighting the best interests of the American people by lobbying to ship thousands of defense jobs from Kansas and Washington, just when our country is suffering from economic crisis. McCain's devotion to free trade is destroying the American heartland, just like his devotion to amnesty almost allowed the unthinkable to happen on our borders.

We need a President who will fight for working-Americans in Topeka, Kansas and Seattle, Washington, not for the socialist governments in Spain, England, and Germany. Airbus was started to destroy the American aircraft industry, never knowing that it would have American politicans like John McCain to help it succeed.

John McCain is willing to fight for anybody, whether it be illegal immigrants from Mexico or socialists in Spain--anybody, that is, with the exception of the average working Americans whom he is supposed to represent.

Self-reliance was a virtue that Republicans used to practice. Under President McCain, America will become dependant on foreigners for everything--even the weapons that we need to defend ourselves with. The United States won World War Two by the power of our industrial might, and by the strength and determination of our people, not by relying on the Europeans to make our tanks and trucks for us.

Nazi Germany lost because of the overwhelming force of American planes, tanks, and guns, after it had run slip-shod over a Western Europe incapable of defending itself--the same Western Europe that John McCain trusts to defend America instead of America itself.


Bart Smith said...

Peter; I agree with your stance on this issue,However; this is not the 1st Time our Government has outsourced hardware & software sensitive to National security issues. I believe this policy is Wrong.

John McCain is no friend of anyone who considers themselves even slightly conservative. Therein lays the question; Do you support Him rather than the eventual Democrat victor, Obama - Clinton, or choose a 3rd Party Candidate?

This is the dilemma most conservative are faced with in 2008. That is why I asked voters to vote their intellect & conscience rather than by the Oratory capabilities of the various candidates.

Peter said...

Thanks for the comment.

We shouldn't vote for John McCain just because he's "not the Democrat." His policies are abhorrent to every conservative and the time has come for us to show the GOP that we will not tolerate this type of nominee.

Boomer said...

If you are not happy with McCain (and, btw, you bring up some good reasons why you may not like him), I assume you want to swing your vote to Obama or Hillary. If that is true, then as Catholics, how do you deal with the abortion issue?


Anonymous said...

That's a very strange assumption to make. The vote for McCain because "he's not the Democrat" argument is stupid and flawed. I'm a Constitution Party member and this just shows why the GOP will crumble and our membership will increase.

Peter said...

There are other candidates besides The Democrats and the Republicans. I'm tired of the Republicans nominating bad candidates like McCain and then trying to scare people into voting for them.

Boomer said...

Point taken, there are other candidates. Of the other candidates, which are pro-life. Btw, this is not a flame, I am truly curious to find out more about the other candidates. It was my mistake to assume only three candidates. I was, of course, talking of the 3 most likely to go all the way.

Anonymous said...

The Constitution Party has been growing very steadily and will have ballot access in all 50 states for their Presidential nominee in 2008, who has not been decided yet. They follow all the principles that one would associate with a conservative Republican (unlike the liberal McCain)