It's ridiculous but it's true. The defense industry doesn't really need to make a fuss. They tend to get what they want without even bothering to ask. But there it is, according to The Hill: "The defense industry is plotting a new attempt to do away with the budget cuts on tap for the Pentagon in 2014."
Cord Sterling, vice president of legislative affairs for the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), said his group is working to articulate the damage from the cuts that are now beginning to take hold. They remain hopeful that a fix is on the horizon.
Sterling said that the defense industry will have an easier time making their case to lawmakers because they now have examples of grounded planes, idled ships and layoffs to point to, rather than just hypothetical damages. ...The Hill
Not to mention the visible damage to Congressional campaign coffers.
The defense industry, in the end, rules. It fixes.