Star Wars: Pork Barrel in the Sky

"Pork Barrel in the Sky"

There are many ways for the Pentagon to sell a new defense project to Congress, but one of the most efficient is to link the system's future to the economies of regions represented by those who will be voting on it. A report issued by the Council on Economic Priorities, a liberal New York City think tank, indicates that is just what is happening with Reagan's proposed Strategic Defense Initiative, better known as Star Wars. The states of Senators who are members of the Armed Services Committee or of Appropriations' Defense Subcommittee have received on the average $34 million in SDI...

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