Ground the F-35!
Why Ground the F-35?
Over 220 global organizations are calling for a complete cancellation of the F-35 program. Here's just some of the reasons why: 1- The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program remains DOD's most expensive weapon system program. It is estimated to cost over $1.7 trillion to buy, operate, and sustain. DOD plans to acquire 2,470 F-35s to replace several other aircraft used by the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. Apr 27, 2022 2 - A faulty engine caused the $1.7 trillion boondoggle fighter to crash during a December quality check. Jan. 4, 2023 3 - The aircraft has been plagued by a seemingly endless series of bugs, including problems with its stealth coating, sustained supersonic flight, helmet-mounted display, excessive vibration from its cannon, and even vulnerability to being hit by lightning. Jan 12, 2023. 4 - For F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, taxpayers in the United States are paying $12.72 billion. Here's what those tax dollars could have paid for instead: Trade-Offs Combine Trade-Offs Print ➜ 113,600 Registered Nurses for 1 Year, or ➜ 1.51 million Public Housing Units for 1 Year, or ➜ 291,320 Jobs That Pay $15 Per Hour with Benefits for 1 Year, or ➜ 318.12 million Coronavirus Vaccines for 1 Year, or ➜ 3.74 billion N95 Respirator Masks for 1 Year, or ➜ 138,936 Elementary School Teachers for 1 Year, or ➜ 73,804 Clean Energy Jobs Created for 1 Year, or ➜ 291,827 Head Start Slots for Children for 4 Years, or ➜ 895,393 Military Veterans Receiving VA Medical Care for 1 Year, or ➜ 340,268 Scholarships for University Students for 4 Years, or ➜ 4.43 million Children Receiving Low-Income Healthcare for 1 Year, or ➜ 32.16 million Households with Wind Power for 1 Year, or ➜ 2.58 million Adults Receiving Low-Income Healthcare for 1 Year, or ➜ 36.23 million Households with Solar Electricity for 1 Year It should be clear.. it's time to GROUND THE f-35 FOR GOOD!
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