Add this to the ever-lengthening list:
Lockheed Martin Corp.’s chief told President-elect Donald Trump it’s close to a deal with the Pentagon to lower costs “significantly’’ for the next production lot of its F-35 fighter jet and will boost hiring at the Texas factory where the advanced aircraft is made.
People have been complaining about defense contractors' bilking of the government for decades. Should a screw cost $37? What's it made out of, gold? A coffee maker $7,622? A toilet seat $640? (See here.)
Finally, some action. But for action you need a man of action. A man who can't be bought. Not another lawyer turned career politician. Not another member of the cozy political class who goes along to get along. Someone with the wherewithal to be independent, a maverick politician, if you will.
You lefties ought to like that Trump is sticking it to yuge corporations and saving American jobs. So to you nattering nabobs of negativism I say: give the man a chance, a year or two. If he goes fascist we'll take of him.