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Sunday, June 24, 2018

F-35 Cost Cuts Had Little To Do With President Trump

Lockheed Martin had planned for months to sell the fighter jets for under $100 million apiece, and both supporters and detractors of the most expensive weapons program in the nation’s history say Trump has done little to mitigate costs beyond public statements and social media posts.

February 10, 2017
McCain, Trump, F-35

McCain Backs Trump Criticism Of Lockheed’s F-35 Program

While McCain backed Trump’s criticism of the costs of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet program, he clarified that a president does not have the authority to cancel it because funds have already been appropriated.

December 12, 2016
F-35 Lightning II (createordie via Flickr)

Mortgaging The Pentagon

The Pentagon is breaking the bank with the F-35 joint strike fighter program’s $1.5-trillion tab.

March 12, 2015

When $1.5 Trillion Could Be Too Low, The Price Tag Is Too High

Real fiscal conservatives would say no to this unaffordable boondoggle.

October 6, 2014

5 Examples Of How The GOP’s Deficit Obsession Is Complete B.S.

After years of ranting about the deficit, Republicans celebrated the news that it had been cut by almost two-thirds by completely ignoring it and finding some other disingenuous talking point to rant about. The reduction in America’s budget overruns comes largely from the ending of some of the Bush tax breaks for the rich and […]

February 5, 2014