F-35 Fighter Jet Program Must be Grounded to Protect Pilots & Tax Dollars

Source: Town Hall
by Drew Johnson

“The biggest boondoggle in the history of the world will get even more expensive for U.S. taxpayers unless members of Congress finally decide enough is enough. When the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program launched in 2001, it was hailed as a ‘high-performance, low-cost stealth aircraft.’ Now, $1.2 trillion later, it has proven to be anything but. Despite being the most expensive military program by any country ever, F-35 fighter jets have proven defective, dangerous and largely a useless waste of Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars. And Congress’[s] nonpartisan watchdog agency agrees. Last week, the Government Accountability Office released a recommendation to Congress urging lawmakers to massively cut back expenses related to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. … Gaps between what the F-35 program was supposed to cost to operate and its actual price tag are projected to reach about $6 billion a year, according to their report.” (07/14/21)