Politico Playbook Gets Weaponized

Who gets sponsored by a fighter engine? Today Politico‘s Playbook by Mike Allen is sponsored by the GE Rolls-Royce F136 Engine.

The column includes this advertising: A message from the GE Rolls-Royce F136 Engine: It’s plain and simple – the GE Rolls-Royce F136 engine equals taxpayer savings. The F136 competitive engine program can save taxpayers $20 billion and reduce the national deficit while supplying outstanding power to America’s next fighter jet, the Joint Strike Fighter. And competition – not a monopoly – is the only way to deliver real acquisition reform. In an era of ballooning deficits, we can’t allow a contractor whose costs have spiraled out of control to handle a 30-year, sole-source defense project.

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