Wasteful Defense Spending – The F-35

WWW.Sanityandsense.com has published numerous articles relating to wasteful spending by out Federal Government.  This website has pointed out wasteful federal spending by the Congressional Democrat Crooks and the Congressional Republican Crooks. This article focuses on wasteful defense/military spending.

The F-35 fighter jet has 43,000 pounds of thrust and a top speed of Mach 1.6.  The F-35 can fly 60% faster than the speed of sound.  The F-35 can carry 18,000 pounds of smart bombs.  The F-35 is the stealthiest aircraft ever produced and is able to fly into enemy airspace without being seen by enemy RADAR.  The super high technology helmet visor allows the pilot to “see through” the body of the jet using remote sensors on the fuselage.  The F-35 is the most advanced technology weapon ever created and it uses eight million lines of computer code to operate !

Unfortunately, WWW.Sanityandsense.com agrees with many military experts that the F-35 is worthless now and will be worthless in future wars. Many believe that the F-35 is obsolete right now.  How is this possible ? The facts clearly demonstrate that the U.S. has been at war continuously since September 11, 2001, when the U.S. was attacked by terrorists. The facts clearly show that the F-35 has flown ZERO combat missions since 9/11/2001.

To date, our government has spent more than $ 1.5 TRILLION to produce this aircraft.  It is estimated that if the F-35 were a country, its’ GDP would rank eleventh in the world. The cost of one F-35 is $ 120 Million.  That is more than double the cost of one F-16 jet.

The total insanity of the F-35 goes far beyond the excessive cost associated with the F-35.  While the F-35 can engage in dogfights, drop bombs, and spy, it can not do any of these things very well.  Much older U.S. aircraft can do all of these things much better than the costly F-35.  The A-10 Thunderbolt was completed in 1977 and is a vastly better ground support aircraft when compared to the F-35.  Also, the F-35 is inferior to many other U.S. aircraft when involved in dogfights. Now get ready for the biggest surprise. The F-35’s extremely complex computer code sometimes jams in flight !

Given all of the above information, the U.S. military still wants to buy 2,443 more F-35’s. This is one outrageous example of how the U.S. National Debt has surpassed $ 22 TRILLION. Readers never hear these facts on the corrupt liberal media and the corrupt conservative media. The totally corrupt media distorts facts depending on the source of the newspaper, magazine, or the TV station. Since truth is very hard to find in the U.S. today, readers may wish to read two articles published on this website.    They are titled: 1) ” Military Industrial Complex,” which was published on 12/23/2011 and 2) ” President Obama- Weapons Salesman of the Year,” which was published on 2/20/2011. Simply type (Boeing) into the search space on the homepage of this website and click go and the articles will appear for your perusal and analysis.

R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s Note: Information relating to extremely wasteful governmental spending by both the Democrat crooks and the Republican crooks in congress may give the 2020 potential third party candidate, Howard Schultz, an opportunity to gain votes in the 2020 election. )

( Editor’s Note 2: I tend to view President Donald Trump as an Independent Party candidate who secured the Republican Party nomination. President Trump has attempted to carry out his campaign statements truthfully, but was sabotaged by a  number of Republicans in the Republican Party. Also, President Trump signed into law a Federal Budget that contained wasteful spending supported by Republicans and Democrats.  The Democrat crooks and the Republican crooks in congress continue their never ending fight in an increasingly corrupt congress and produce almost nothing of value for American citizens. )











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