Jobs At Risk
The aerospace and defense industry employs more than a million people.
(NAPSI)—More than 1 million American jobs could be saved, according to an analysis by Dr. Stephen Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University, if defense cuts being considered by Congress don’t go through.
Small businesses and many other sectors of the economy, including retail, food service and transportation workers, are at risk. The country would also lose nearly $60 billion in wages and salaries.
Reducing the nation’s debt is important. However, more reductions to the Defense Department on top of nearly $500 billion in cuts and streamlining over the last two years will be devastating and harm the industrial base, according to Pentagon officials.
Men and women in uniform depend on the aerospace and defense industry to build the equipment that keeps them safe. America needs to push forward with investments in space, so as not to depend on the Russians to access the space station. It’s also important to modernize the air traffic control system.
To learn more about aerospace and defense jobs and how you can get elected officials to help, visit www.SecondtoNone.org.