“To prove just how bad things have become one doesn’t have to look past the Chairman of the Armed Service Committee, Sen. John McCain.
Chairman McCain opened a recent hearing of the Armed Services Committee by expressing his concern about rocket engines. He didn’t focus on terrorism, ISIS, North Korea, or DoD spending on a military jet that can’t fly if it sits on a hot runway too long. Nope, the Chairman who oversees all of those issues attempted to get more money into his state in the form of more business. Sen. McCain has been talking with Elon Musk’s SpaceX team recently and it is starting to show. Before the hearing diatribe, Senator McCain was tweeting compliments and courting Musk to bring his brand of entertainment to the Grand Canyon State.
Musk, in addition to his brand as an innovative businessman, is a master at finding ways to use the government to his advantage….”
The Center for Business and Responsible Government (CBRG) is a non-partisan organization dedicated to highlighting cronyism and its effect on American taxpayers and policy. We believe public officials should establish an even playing field for all businesses to compete in the marketplace, not just those special interests who line their pockets.