jpete wrote:How are Raytheon, Haliburton, General Electric, General Dynamics, Northrup Grumman, et al going to make money if we aren't bombing the rest of the planet?
No money in fixing water mains.
Jpete, next time you warm your coffee in your microwave, you can thank Raytheon. Without these companies the US would have been defeated in WW II and you and your anti-everything attitude wouldn't even exist . Sorry for the drift, it's the ingratitude that gets to me.
Northrop Grumman designed and produced the U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bomber, one of the most survivable aircraft in the world. The B-2's smooth, flying wing shape contributes to its radar-evading stealth characteristics.
"Northrop Grumman has been a pioneer in low-observable aircraft technology for decades," said Meyer. "We were the first to move from facet design concepts to smooth surface features, which were initially proven on our Tacit Blue demonstration aircraft and further proven on the B-2."http://www.irconnect.com/noc/press/page ... l?d=167827http://www.raytheon.com/ourcompany/hist ... index.html
Following the American declarations of war against the Axis powers, Electric Boat and its Elco Yacht and Electro Dynamic subsidiaries mobilized for production at full capacity. This sudden expansion in output caused a serious labor shortage, which was filled by women, who took jobs as welders and riveters. During the war, the Electric Boat companies produced hundreds of submarines, surface ships, and PT boats, contributing greatly to the success of island fighting in the Pacific. When the war ended in 1945, the Navy reduced its orders for new vessels.
John Jay Hopkins joins company and is instrumental in its revival through the production of hundreds of submarines, surface ships, and PT boats during World War II.
Canadair Limited is acquired.
General Dynamics Corporation is established as a successor to Electric Boat and as a parent company for Electric Boat and Canadair.
General Dynamics acquires Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, which becomes the Convair Division; Electric Boat launches the first nuclear submarine, the Nautilus. http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company- ... n-history/
To get back to the thread topic, I'm sorry the O.P. equates the need for infrastructure maintenance with those horrible corporations that saved our country in the face of unbridled aggression.
Most of the world still lives in abject poverty, with limited access to fresh water; let alone water main problems. Amazing how some people just pick the nearest larger entity to criticize.