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Friday, July 29, 2011

In Case You Were Wondering Where To Find Money To Cut Out Of The Budget

About ten years ago, the Pentagon decided that they should develop a single new aircraft, with versions for the Air Force, Navy and Marines, to replace a really aging fleet.  The project is the F-35 fighter.

The original price was to be $69 million each.  The fighter isn't close to operational yet, but the current price is $156 million each.

We ordered 2,443 of these planes.  You can do the math.

And by the way, these planes will cost about 35% more to operate than the planes it replaces.

Do you still think there is no money to reduce the budget?

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