posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 11:01 AM
reply to post by marg6043
The evidence linking McCain to Northrop Grumman is weak at best. People who work in McCain's campaign previously worked at lobbying firms, who
represented Northrop's parent company, Airbus, AFTER McCain sent a letter to change Pentagon bidding practices in order to save U.S. taxpayers money.
Being that the firm in question was hired after McCain sent the letter to the Penagon, and that McCain probably hired the people in his campaign even
after that, the time line suggests things are quite different than this obvious hit piece utube presentation wants to admit.
Guess what, most people working in political campaigns work in lobbying firms hired by numerous companies. It is guilt by association to someone who
was associated with someone else, ect. No one is going to take this accusation serious, except those looking for any dirt to dish at McCain.
Here is a more accurate picture of the job situation.
Northrop counters that the contract would provide work for 230 U.S. suppliers and create 14,000 new jobs, including 2,000 in Mobile, Ala., where
Northrop and EADS are planning to assemble tankers in a new facility. Including jobs not directly impacted, Northrop boasts it would create a total of
48,000 jobs across the country if awarded the contract.
Northrop initially estimated a smaller number of jobs would be created, but raised its estimate during the competition with Boeing after talking to
all its suppliers. That prompted criticism from Boeing and its supporters.
Boeing claimed it would create 44,000 direct and indirect jobs if awarded the contract. It said it would use 300 supplier companies across the
Industry sources acknowledged that job numbers promised by defense contractors often are not completely accurate, as each may choose to employ
different calculation formulas.
Obviously this is nothing but a hit piece, that doesn't care anything about the facts. McCain's efforts were to save U.S. taxpayers money, so what
is wrong with that. Supposed evidence of McCain corruption is extremely weak.