Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Cons using national security to dole out pork.
I swear, I was thinking of blogging on this latest bit of lunacy from our Conservative overlords. Apparently, they're invoking "national security" to justify doling out fat military contracts to regions in which they need to shore up support (always searching for that elusive majority, never actually bothering to prove they deserve it). However, The Jurist beat me to it, demonstrating that not only is the national security justification dubious at best, but internal trade laws allow for other justifications for favouring one region over another.