Defense and National Security

Defense Firm President Calls on Republicans to Put All Options On the Table

We’ve been saying it all along: Republicans should work with us on a deficit reduction plan that prevents sequestration from occurring through a balanced mix of spending cuts and revenues. And today, defense firm Pratt & Whitney President David Hess agreed, urging Republicans to put everything – including revenues – on the table.  

The Hill reports:

‘I think everything has to be on the table now,’ Pratt & Whitney President David Hess said during the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the industry impact of the defense cuts, which are set to begin in January.”

“Hess, who also heads the Aerospace Industries Association, indicated tax increases and spending cuts to other parts of the government should be on the table in order to avoid the serious damage cuts to the Pentagon would have on the U.S. defense industry.”