Your local air show could suck if spending cuts ground Blue Angels3/2/2013
Look up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... oh, it's just sky. It won't be the biggest sonic boom when the cuts necessitated by the federal sequester come crashing down, but the likelihood that the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds will cancel their summer appearances is causing consternation in places where they love the elite flyboys. Take Pensacola, where the Blue Angels' show is a $2.5 million shot of economic B-12 and "they really resonate in a military town," according to mayor Ashton Hayward. Of course, the $28 million saved in curtailing the summer exhibitions will resonate, too, especially when other defense and domestic programs will take bigger hits. [Source]
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Should other spending be sacrificed to keep the Blue Angels flying?