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Pentagon wants 71 more F35's

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  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    The pentagon wants to order 71 more F35's instead of reducing this by the same number,what should be the case. Bloomberg news just announced that.
    Hoeray!!! We get sequestration (dangerous airspace and huge delays because of air traffic control cut backs and loss of plenty of teachers etc.) but they (the Pentagon) get even more useless toys, (does not help the economy; nor any return on investment) which can not even fight or prevent pressure cookers from blowing up. What a government; who is in control? Only the ones who want WWIII?
    Why is n't there a huge protest; these useless planes cost more than 100 million a piece (according to Jamesn; may be even double that amount)
    by not ordering these; we do not need these things hopefully for a long time, if we stop our war mongers, involvement in small disputes all over and stop our all over "drone" activity (that creates the hate against us). Start for a change looking at what internally is going on in this country and fix it instead of trying to fix other countries. It is laughable that we can not fix our schools, infrastructure etc. but instead we tell others how to do it.
    Sorry to say is Obama in charge or the Pentagon or Locheed Martin? Where are the brains???????
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    I can understand if we were playing catch up to some other ready to go to war Nation, but we are not!!, so what is the purpose of having these very expensive and dangerous toys,will we sell our older model fighter/bombers to other nations,because that would help defray the cost of these babies ,I would check with the House Armed Services committee and see if any one those members or their familes will benefit from thepurchase of these newer, better,? faster, aircraft.Congress, please stop the spending,we are on the brink of bancrauptcy as it is already.
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    Nebraska
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    Dutch you and johnny are right, hell no we don't need more, we need less. But this is the pentagon they ALWAYS want more. And they aren't alone, just about every part of government wants to get bigger, not cut back. They ALL want more everything. Government is not in business to save money, government is in business to spend money and the more the better. When has any government program gotten smaller? NEVER! At least I can't think of any.

    Most government agencies know that they will not get all they ask for, so they ask for more than they need, knowing the number will be cut down. More stupidity and waste from our government.

    Sometimes the Congress MAKES the pentagon buy more than they want or need.

    You just can't make this stuff up.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Conventional thinking has these spenders under the impression that if they managed to save money for their programs then at the next Budget hearings those savings will reflect a new base line figure, this why these departments rack up the money needs.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jamesn Wrote: Dutch you and johnny are right, hell no we don't need more, we need less. But this is the pentagon they ALWAYS want more. And they aren't alone, just about every part of government wants to get bigger, not cut back. They ALL want more everything. Government is not in business to save money, government is in business to spend money and the more the better. When has any government program gotten smaller? NEVER! At least I can't think of any.

    Most government agencies know that they will not get all they ask for, so they ask for more than they need, knowing the number will be cut down. More stupidity and waste from our government.

    Sometimes the Congress MAKES the pentagon buy more than they want or need.

    You just can't make this stuff up.
    Jamesn, you and I see eye to eye; but as I said in another topic; we are only 2 people of 350 million who do not care,or only do care if they benefit from it, so the only thing I can do is put my hands up in the air and hopefully can continue my life. Therefore sorry to say; if people do not care then they should not complain if this country goes to pot.