Because patriotism has come to mean, for far too many of the hopelessly brainless, stockpiling as many weapons as we can, most in Congress would buy new, idiotically expensive weapons systems no matter the cost, no matter the quality, even without daily threats from weapons industry lobbyists.
That's one reason why the new F-35 Fighter’s still green-lighted despite its well over 1.5 trillion project cost and well more than double what the cost was said to be seven years back when we were sold on the thing. Our scads of F-15s just can’t cut it, we actually need around 2,500 of these new toys?
By the time these monsters actually work we'll surely have been suckered for three trillion and we’ll be told we need far more than the 2,400 we’re told we desperately need right now.
Oh…wait…can’t be right now. Why? Because Lockheed Martin & Pratt & Whitney can’t even get the lame bird to fly.
Just recently the F-35, scheduled for a demo at a British air show? It was a no-show because on practice take off here? The damned engine burned up.
And while I know some won’t want to hear this, tough:
Know what we can buy w F-35 fool’s gold?
. 273 million Pell Grants to send your kids to college
. 721 billion healthy school lunches
. 101,000 brand new elementary schools
.6 billion health care law yearly payments
. 150 million hospital stays
No one..no one’s saying that we can get along without a proper defense. And I am not naïve. I know that even if this kind of spending stopped there wouldn’t be a Congressional rush to reverse our nauseating spending priorities wholesale.
Yet you ought to acknowledge the inanity you support, the abject stupidity we all in some way support, how
numbers from 'occupydemocrats', one organizational outgrowth of the occupy movement