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Military costs.

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    It is my understanding that planes landing on carriers jettison all but emergency fuel into the ocean.

    It is also my understanding that the high performance jet aircraft require thousands of dollars of work for every hour they fly.

    Dumping fuel makes sense but the thousands of dollars of work for every hour of flight seems like the planes weren't ready for delivery.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    Dumping jet fuel is the least of my concerns when it comes to the Pentagon's gargantuan budget! That's a drop in the ocean in their nearly $700 billion dollar budget this year. All the while we are slashing social programs in order to help pay for this unneeded runaway spending.

    It's nice to know where our nations priorities are...

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    Dumping jet fuel is the least of my concerns when it comes to the Pentagon's gargantuan budget! That's a drop in the ocean in their nearly $700 billion dollar budget this year. All the while we are slashing social programs in order to help pay for this unneeded runaway spending.

    It's nice to know where our nations priorities are...

    Now read and comment on the 2nd paragraph where I infer either the government accepts planes that aren't finished or else inflated maintenance schedules costing millions are scamming the military .
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    I know you and I often go back and forth and disagree on certain issues, but I was fully agreeing with you Chet. Or at least I thought I was. Then I went even further and said that it pains me how much we spend not just on jet fuel, but all military waste.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Got it.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:
    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    Dumping jet fuel is the least of my concerns when it comes to the Pentagon's gargantuan budget! That's a drop in the ocean in their nearly $700 billion dollar budget this year. All the while we are slashing social programs in order to help pay for this unneeded runaway spending.

    It's nice to know where our nations priorities are...

    Now read and comment on the 2nd paragraph where I infer either the government accepts planes that aren't finished or else inflated maintenance schedules costing millions are scamming the military .
    Chet, you must know by now that the military is not there to save "money", let alone have an interest to maintain their equipment. If you take for instance the F35 it is so full with electronics and difficult systems, that you need experts to maintain it and analyse the systems. You will barely find these experts in the military. So due to the complexity of modern aircraft, you need skilled people which are in short supply, since education in this country is costly and has no priority in this country. Let alone that we have an "educated" president with "uneducated butt crawlers" around him.