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Opinion Of course Boeing wants to move near the Pentagon

The Boeing office building in Crystal City. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Regarding the May 7 Metro article “Boeing’s Va. move means few new jobs”:

Of course Boeing wants to be closer to Congress and the Pentagon. In addition to the $62 billion it generated in military sales last year, Sam Becker of Wall St. Watchdog noted in 2017 that Boeing was the largest recipient of government subsidies: “With more than $13 billion coming in from 148 handouts … Boeing has become the king of corporate handouts.” How better to continue and increase the flow of taxpayer dollars to this $88 billion company than to move closer to the handout action?

Susan Doepp, Fredericksburg, Va.

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