Box tops for military contractors
On April Fools' Day 2013, we joked that Congress had reveresed budget priorities, funding education first, before the Pentagon:
In their struggle to keep the now grossly underfunded F-35 Joint Strike Fighter weapons system alive, Lockheed Martin is asking everyone to clip box tops coupons from participating products to earn cash toward future F-35 procurement. Lockheed is hoping that just by clipping coupons from everyday products, the U.S. public will help them reach the system’s $1.5 trillion total cost. Those box tops really add up!
But really…what is so foolish about that picture? Why shouldn't quality public education be fully funded while defense contractors clip coupons?