Box tops for military contractors

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On April Fools' Day 2013, we joked that Congress had reveresed budget priorities, funding education first, before the Pentagon:

In their struggle to keep the now grossly underfunded F-35 Joint Strike Fighter weapons system alive, Lockheed Martin is asking everyone to clip box tops coupons from participating products to earn cash toward future F-35 procurement. Lockheed is hoping that just by clipping coupons from everyday products, the U.S. public will help them reach the system’s $1.5 trillion total cost. Those box tops really add up!

But really…what is so foolish about that picture? Why shouldn't quality public education be fully funded while defense contractors clip coupons?

Created Date: 
Apr 2, 2013

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