June 16, 2009 by esarsea
According to Wards Dealer Business Magazine, Defense contractor Raytheon will offer new web-based simulated training to Chrysler dealership sales and service employees. It’s the same training Raytheon has been providing General Motors for the past 10 years.
Raytheon is the world’s largest producer of guided missles with annual revenues of approximately $20,000,000,000. More than 90% of that $20 billion comes defense contracts – or in other words, from taxpayer funds.
So let me see if I understand this correctly. Taxpayer funded Raytheon has been training GM personnel for 10 years. We gave GM another $50 billion in bailout funds, and now they’re bankrupt. Now Raytheon is going to extend their training to Chrysler.
I’m not sure where I’m going with this. I’ve got a monster abcess tooth and my face is swollen to the point that I could play the part of Cher’s kid in the movie Mask. I’m half stoned on vocodin and waiting for the antibiotics to do thier job. As a result I can’t can’t seem to organize my thoughts and bring this post to some clever conclusion, but there’s irony here somewhere.
Maybe you guys (and gals) can take this ball and run with it in the comment section. I can’t think straight…