Friday, March 02, 2007

Can you build a fleet out of corn?

Ah, Congress. Let's just think Navy for a moment - what could we buy for $4 billion in corn?
House Democratic leaders will add nearly $4 billion for farmers to a bill funding military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to attract conservative Democrats concerned that the measure would wrongly constrict President Bush’s power as commander in chief.
Aircraft Carriers = ~1 (~$4.5 billion each).
Arleigh Burke DDG = ~4 (~$1 billion each).
Virginia SSN = ~1.5 (~$2.5 billion each).

Not to mention the dozens of F/18E/F/G you could buy.

Not to mention the beans and bullets for those in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Capt. Ed is on the hunt as well.

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