October 19th, 2007

Raytheon, Work

Last night

So, one the way out last night, I got dragged into a Raypac meeting. I really just agreed for the food/beer, but listened to as much of the speech as I could stand. Aside from my opposition to Raytheon and most of the products it makes, this organization really takes the cake.

I'd love for world peace to kick in and defense contractors to really hit hard times. I'd also love for the political system to get cleaned up. This organization(raypac) is a political action committee formed to help lobby for what Raytheon wants. Thats a double wammy in my book. They went and explained how they work, what they do with their money, how it helps, etc. They weren't even hiding it. Its so shameful.

Anyway, they even directly dealt with the morality issue in the speech. They're excuse was that 'every other company is doing it, so we have to do it to survive'. That pretty much goes directly against my personality/morals as well.

Needless to say, I did NOT make a contribution(although I drank some of their beer). The good snacks disappeared before I could get any.
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