by Karl Denninger
Nothing like a little palm-greasing that fails to materialize for folks who were apparently being paid off to show up…
Footwear giant New Balance reportedly was promised a shot at landing a huge military contract in exchange for dropping its public opposition to an Obama-touted trade deal — but now the Boston-based company is lashing out, claiming the Pentagon has reneged on the deal.
“We swallowed the poison pill that is TPP so we could have a chance to bid on these contracts,” Matt LeBretton, a New Balance VP, told the Boston Globe.
Wait a minute…. what?
Is that legal? Bribery from the executive branch?