July 21, 2009

Larson angry at Senate vote to kill F-22

Press release from U.S. Rep. John Larson, the East Hartford Democrat whose 1st District includes Bristol:

LARSON RESPONDS TO SENATE F-22 VOTE

Washington, DC – Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01), Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s vote on the F-22 today.
“I am deeply disappointed by the vote cast in the Senate today. It is unfathomable to me that in this economy anyone in Washington would take action leading to the lay-off of 95,000 highly-skilled manufacturing workers – the backbone of our workforce. There is no place for these workers to go once these jobs disappear. This is a reckless decision that goes to the heart of our manufacturing base and our national security. To protect the American people and the American way of life, it is vital that we keep these jobs and skills on our shores. As we speak, other countries are building their manufacturing base and skill set with advanced fighter planes. I will continue to work to keep the production lines open and keep these highly-skilled, good-paying jobs in Connecticut.”

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14 comments:

War Sucks! said...

Chalk one up for those AGAINST the Military-Industrial Complex killing machine! Hooray!

The loss of 95,000 skilled manufacturing jobs is a small price to pay considering the U.S. Government will save $1 Billion+ by stopping the funding/manufacturing of F-22's. There's no need to worry because 950,000+ skilled manufacturing jobs are coming soon by way of a re-tooled "green economy" via the recently enacted Obama administration's Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

And the argument that this will make the U.S. less safe is completely without merit! There are plenty of other killing machines and various weapons at the disposal of U.S. military leaders/killers, including nuclear bombs.

I respectfully disagree with Congressman Larson. But I do understand he holds the job of a politician and must release statements of this type when necessary. John will always be in campaign mode, at least until he decides to retire from Congress.

Anonymous said...

OK, John, all of a sudden you are a big national defense guy. What a phony!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congresssman, you and your pal Dodd should go talk to your buddy Obama, whose butt you have been kissin

Anonymous said...

Congresssman, you and your pal Dodd should go talk to your buddy Obama, whose butt you have been kissin

Concerned Conservative said...

Democrats like Larson were saying the Obama administration was going to help Connecticut, not kill jobs. What a lie that was!

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Anonymous said...

Funny that Larson doesn't mention Obama anywhere in his criticism, as Obama was the real reason why this happened. I happen to agree with Obama and this decision. John Larson really sucks.

Concerned Conservative said...

I agree that the F-22 sounds like a dog, but statements like;

"There's no need to worry because 950,000+ skilled manufacturing jobs are coming soon by way of a re-tooled "green economy" via the recently enacted Obama administration's Recovery and Reinvestment Act"

are a dillusion.

Anonymous said...

Time will tell, Cuckoo Conservative. Time will tell.

And since you're stating your delusional point of view, we must consider the source before contemplating whether or not there's any validity to it. Especially knowing your track record.

OBAMA in 2012!!!

Anonymous said...

Killing our defense, killing our healthcare system, killing the consumer with their new credit card laws that actually give credit card companys a better way to raise interest rates WITHIN DODDs NEW LAW...all the while feathering their beds (sweetheart mortgage deals, Irish villas, ) the obama administration is slowly turning us into a communist socialist state. He is the most un American president this country has EVER had. And Larson is his number 4 guy. Time for change in 2010. DUMP DODD LOSE LARSON!

Anonymous said...

"...the obama administration is slowly turning us into a communist socialist state. He is the most un American president this country has EVER had."

Hey, Steve: looks like Mush (brain) Limbaugh is leaving comments on your blog. Or could Anonymous July 22, 2009 8:51 PM actually be Sarah (Failin) Pailin the quitter herself? LOL

All kidding aside, the fact of the matter is simply this: comments such as this halfwitted piffle, coming from misinformed imbeciles, CANNOT and SHOULD NOT be taken seriously! It's hogwash!

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA is the GREATEST AMERICAN PRESIDENT to come along in many, many years. Mr. Obama and his administration's policies will be looked back upon by historians as brilliantly responsive, and exactly what this country needed in the difficult times we're now experiencing. President Obama inherited this mess, and is simply trying to fix what was broken over the last eight years by "What Me Worry" Cowboy George and his lying, THIEVING, murdering gang of elitist criminals.

Concerned Conservative said...

Can ignorant ultra liberals like "anon July 22, 2009 6:28 PM" and "anon July 22, 2009 10:21 PM" do anything but name-call? How pathetic. I win again by default.

Anonymous said...

Obama is a socialist. That is unAmerican. Responsive... the liberal says...to who? Where is the beef boy? So far he has taken over the banking and auto industry desimated by unions and dumb housing policy set buy dumb democrates...biggest of all was /is DODD..YOUR president is is making nice nice with Iran who wants to eliminate our interests in the MEast, has a first lady who travels around the world with her mother in her own private jet (but auto corp 's can't have them) and is about to take away the best medical delivery system in the world that will cost taxpayers more then he is already PROMSING to tax us. So you sniveling piece of liberal dung, wait to it all hits you in your wild eyed liberal face. One more thing...YOUR president supports the WACKO Pelosi who wants to give America to the illegal immagrants. Why don't we just change the name of the country and it's moto...live free if you are not an Ameriikan, unemployed,or an immigrant..the Obama way. This guy is a loser.

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