Democrats are slashing the Build Back Better bill from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion over ten years. Meanwhile, Pentagon contractors have received $3.4 trillion over the past decade.
If Congress doesn’t crack down on military contractor pay, the White House should.
Until we address the Pentagon’s revolving door, private corporate interests are always going to be put ahead of public well-being and care.
As long as the top executives of our privatized war economy can reap unlimited rewards, the profit motive for war in Iran, or anywhere, will persist.
Lockheed Martin’s CEO took home $20 million while enlisted soldiers got just $20,000. Why? Because corporations have hijacked the military.
The Blackwater case came to a close this week with sentences for four of its former guards. What is the status on measures of accountability for private military contractors today?
In effect, Medal of Honor Dakota Meyers was blackballed by the defense industry for his ethics.