Thursday, December 22, 2016

Saving Taxpayer Money BEFORE Taking Office: Trump Persuades Boeing to Cut Cost of New Air Force One

 U.S. Air Force

This is what an effective leader who knows the cost of jets does. 
Trump complained about the cost and Boeing has said it's cutting its price.  That's another win for the American people. 

The New American reports following a one-on-one meeting with Boeing’s CEO, Dennis Mullenburg, on Wednesday over Trump’s concerns that the new Air Force One aircraft were costing too much, Mullenburg said: “We’re going to get it done for less than [the $4 billion price tag], and we’re committed to working together to make sure that happens.”

The deal, hammered out at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, revealed much about the paradigm shift taking place even before Trump is inaugurated. First, Trump means business. Not inhibited by ties to the military-industrial complex, Trump is recognizing who his employer really is: the American people. It’s taxpayer monies that fund the government, and he’s taking the taxpayers’ side in challenging Boeing. He has already fearlessly and successfully “persuaded” Ford and Carrier to change their plans to relocate to other countries, and he’s working on Lockheed Martin to reduce its costs on the infamously late and over-budget F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that it is building.

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Somebody tell Michelle Obama this is what hope looks like!