A friendly warning to House Republican Leadership

In this election there are two things that virtually every poll shows Americans care about — jobs and government spending.

There is an issue which perfectly encapsulates these concerns: the extra engine for the F35, Joint Strike Fighter.

On the spending front it means a $3 billion earmark.

On the jobs front it means jobs for Britons working in Rolls Royce factories — not Americans working in American factories.

Republicans must deliver on cutting spending, and given the politics, this is a perfect place to start.

Republicans cannot lose the trust of the American public right out of the gate, and this spending is an example that the Dems will use extensively, if this earmark is not clipped.