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The cost of the United States' F-35 jet fighter program is expected to exceed the entire gross domestic product of Spain.

 
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The cost of the United States' F-35 jet fighter program is expected to exceed the entire gross domestic product of Spain.
When all is said and done, the cost of the United States' F-35 jet fighter program is expected to exceed the entire gross domestic product of Spain. But will it be worth the decades of research and $1.5 trillion price tag?
Even with the Pentagon expecting to take another seven years to complete a working fleet of the fighter jets, the status of the program has already spawned reviews that include words like “calamity” and “huge disappointment.” Now things come very soon be getting even costlier as the thousands of workers responsible for the aircraft have walked off the job.
Not only did the US Defense Department announce this week that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s fourth production run is now expected to cost the Pentagon more than half a billion dollars more than originally expected, but unionized workers at the Lockheed Martin factory that handle the production of the aircraft are now on strike for the second week in a row. Voicing concern over how management will not budge on issues pertaining to the health and pension benefits for workers, nearly 3,650 workers at the Fort Worth, Texas Lockheed plant walked off the job last week.




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Re: The cost of the United States' F-35 jet fighter program is expected to exceed the entire gross domestic product of Spain.
i cant believe it but reading articles like this seems like the new norm =(
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Re: The cost of the United States' F-35 jet fighter program is expected to exceed the entire gross domestic product of Spain.
What a screwed up species to spend $$$ on the war machine - when people are without jobs, homes, food, hope.

War.

What's it good for?

Absolutelyfriggingnothing.
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Manned jet fighters are verging on being passé. What a fucking waste.
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Re: The cost of the United States' F-35 jet fighter program is expected to exceed the entire gross domestic product of Spain.
All this is possible courtesy of the creditors around the world accepting the dollar like China and others, in other words the production of these planes is on credit.





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