Why would they not build one new NSMV and share it between say Mass, SUNY, and KP to start?
His budget also kills PL480 and calls for a 25% cut to the MSP program. What’s the point of new training ships if there won’t be a U.S. Merchant Marine to give those new officers jobs?
This is from the gang that can’t govern straight. They can’t connect the dots from A to B to C. No way in hell do they know or care that cutting Food for Peace and Maritime Security Programs will cause a backlog of new officers out of the academies in need of work. It’s all about satisfying donors and lobbyists.
Where’s the money for the icebreakers? I’m hearing crickets.