The president needs to ban Lockheed Martin and all other government contractors that get more than half their revenues from government from engaging in any political activities at all. Taxpayers shouldn't be paying for this lobbying.
The U.S. has a history of commandeering military technology for use against Americans. Now the drones, remote-controlled aircrafts that have been used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan, are coming home to domestic airspace.
The American Small Business League (ASBL) is predicting that President Obama will rely on the same tired rhetoric regarding economic stimulus, while continuing to ignore the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants.
Let's just try something crazy like not giving federal small business contracts to some of the biggest companies in the world, and instead direct those dollars to the nation's 27 million small businesses.
One common theme that runs through deficit proposals is the need to make substantial cuts in Pentagon spending. But there will be another obstacle before real savings can be reaped: pork barrel politics.
Small business advocates have raised concerns a section of the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act will be used to threaten and intimidate small businesses that take issue with DoD's small business contracting practices.
Visits by U.S. Presidents to friendly countries are more symbolic than substantive. They are meant to reaffirm policies already in place. Still, Obama's visit to India next month presents an opportunity to examine the American elite's view of India today.
There's just one major problem with Defense Secretary Robert Gates's approach to cutting costs at the Pentagon: he wants to keep increasing the military budget, which is already at post-World War II highs.