Thursday, September 3, 2009

Alternative F-35 engine is wasteful

An opinion piece in the Witchita Eagle urges federal officials to avoid wasteful spending and protect military readiness by opposing funding for the F-35 alternative engine.

Mike Pompeo writes....At a time when the federal deficit is projected to soar to nearly $1.6 trillion this year, we need to look for every opportunity to cut wasteful spending…. The military needs Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter but does not need to waste money on an alternate engine for this warbird, as some in Congress seek to do. The current engine, the F135, is in production and is exceeding expectations.

Read the full opinion piece

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