For most people, the huge Pentagon budget
means less money in their pockets.
But for some people, just the opposite is true.
Over 100,000 companies feed at the Pentagon trough. But the big money
goes to a handful of huge corporations.
Outa the way! I was here first!
1999 Pentagon Contracts
United Technology: $2.4 billion
TEXTRON: $1.4 billion
NORTHROP GRUMMAN: $3.2 billion
BOEING: $11.6 billion
Raytheon: $6.4 billion
GE: $1.7 billion
GENERAL DYNAMICS: $4.6 billion
LOCKHEED MARTIN: $12.7 billion
TRW: $1.4 billion
As they watch missiles flying and the
bombs dropping in the Middle East, top executives of the big weapons
manufacturers are adding up their profits, their brains working like
cash registers gone haywire.
ch-ching $$$$ ch-ching
For weapons makers, wars mean more orders -- not only from the Pentagon,
but also from overseas. After the first Gulf War demonstrated that their
weapons can truly kill on a massive scale, foreign sales by U.S. weapons
manufacturers skyrocketed. 
We've got a real deal on F-16s this week -- buy 100 and we'll throw in
1,000 cases of napalm free!
FREE NAPALM OFFER! We overstocked! Gulf tested! Gulf proven! Kill like
you never have before! Our weapons kill: more, better, faster.
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