Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman and Boeing Spent a Ton of Your Money To Try to Avoid Paying Taxes. It Worked.

Published: Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

We’ve been following the insane amount of our tax dollars that war industry companies use to lobby our Congress out from under us for a while, but the new Sunlight Foundation report just puts a cherry on top of this Tax Day. They’ve just published a report showing that the top eight companies spending the [...]

The Devil Is in the Details of the Pentagon’s Plan

Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Will super-rich war-industry CEOs be able to keep bilking taxpayers out of hundreds of billions of dollars? That’s the question everyone should be asking after today’s announcement of the new strategic guidelines for the Pentagon. With the new guidance promising only to slow — not reverse — the growth of the bloated military budget, there’s [...]

The Myth of Military Contracting

Published: Saturday, October 29th, 2011

The war industry stood back with glee when it released a shoddy study that produced the sought-after deceptive headlines about defense spending, the magic sauce of job creation. There was no balance to these reports, and the War Industry should know, because they funded it! A cursory or peer review of its content would’ve demonstrated [...]

Meet the 0.01 Percent: War Profiteers

Published: Thursday, October 27th, 2011

There’s the top 1% of wealthy Americans (bankers, oil tycoons, hedge fund managers) and there’s the top 0.01% of wealthy Americans: the military contractor CEOs. If you’ve been following the War Costs campaign, you already know that these corporations are bad bosses, bad job creators and bad stewards of taxpayer dollars. What you may not [...]

Lockheed Martin’s CEO Wants Your Social Security Check

Published: Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The law that created the deficit committee also created a zero-sum game: Any expensive program that escapes the budget knife does so at the expense of cuts to other programs. If the military contractors succeed in keeping the war budget intact, they’ll likely do so at the expense of Social Security and Medicare. That means [...]


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