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"Citizens Against Government Waste" In The Pocket Of Big Business

All part of the game

The federal government is already spending billions for Pratt & Whitney to develop engines for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Why spend billions more for General Electric to do the same?

'The alternate engine not only qualifies as procedural pork, it is also a waste of money on the merits,' Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, said in July in announcing an advertising campaign.

But when a video was posted on YouTube, it showed that it was paid for by GE's competitor in the long-running, $100 billion war over the F-35 engine: Pratt & Whitney.