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Shutterbug Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:40 PM
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Lockheed wins over Sikorsky!
(WTNH, Jan. 28, 2005 5:40 PM) _ The decision to award the contract to build the next generation presidential helicopter fleet to Lockheed Martin and not Stratford-based Sikorsky is not sitting well with Connecticut lawmakers.

The Lockheed Martin helicopter would be built with partners in England and Italy.

"I am at a loss to explain why the Navy and the President would choose anything other than an all-American helicopter built by the company that has a flawless, 45-year track record," Gov. Jodi Rell said. "It simply doesn't make any sense. I'm angry and I'm disappointed.

Connecticut's two senators, and representatives for the Southwest Shoreline area, also issued statements voicing their concern and disappointment over the Navy's decision.

"I believe the Navy made the wrong decision today," said Rep.Christopher Shays, R-4th District. "I am especially concerned that the US 101 is not all-American, and will continue investigating whether the contract adheres to Department of Defense clearance requirements."

"'Made in America' should mean something," Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, said at the Sikorsky plant. "The Defense Department has some explaining to do."

Connecticut Senators Christopher Dodd and Joseph Lieberman share the concern over what Dodd says is the "outsourcing" of presidential security.

'The decision today is an affront to the American worker and a blow to the U.S. taxpayer," Dodd said. "It is unconscionable that America's chief executive will be flying around in a foreign helicopter."

Sen. Lieberman says the Navy's decision "insults Sikorsky's workers and management, who earned the right to build the President's helicopter.

"The Navy's decision to go with second best raises real questions about the fairness of the decision-making process - questions I will raise and pursue until they are answered in full," Lieberman added.

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Yet another, flagrant example that TIIC has his head 8 feet up his A$$. Let's take the economy out of one of the largest per capita states and feed it to China's openly spread buttocks. Yeah. That makes sense. HICK!

I don't post here often, not because I am not a supporter - I AM! I just feel a bit useless these days. Sort of like, what is the use? we are are screwed anyway! lol (sad, but true?)

I just couldn't let this one go by. This was a HUGE hit to America's manufacturing and it should go down in history as a HUGE fuck up on GWbastard's part.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:48 PM
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1. Bush thinks his reelection reflects a public approval of offshoring (n/t)
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:50 PM
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2. I guess the campaign contribution bribe was not up to Bush's expectation
:-(
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:51 PM
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3. Another impossibly bad decision by the all time kings of
impossibly bad decisions. As far as I am concerned, Lockheed could vanish from the planet tomorrow and the world would be a much better place. Sure, we need to be giving taxpayer funded work away to the Europeans.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:24 PM
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4. This Lockheed thing smells . They just can't seem to stop
making deals and pocketing the taxpayers money.

When times are tough - use a company who has never made a helicopter. Drag it out, milk it out, then go back to the drawing board - those taxpayers will work a little harder and a little longer while we rake it in.
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Emboldened Chimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:26 PM
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5. Sikorsky's in my hometown, dammit!
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