Government sees lifetime cost of F-35 fighter at $1.51 trillion

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gregbrew56 wrote:

$614 MILLION per plane.

The cost of a single F-35 could vaccinate over 200 million African children against rotavirus. Rotavirus kills 500,000 African children a year. (See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13665501)

I think U.S. taxpayer money is going to the wrong place.

Apr 02, 2012 3:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AbnTom wrote:

Greg, 200 million African children are not the problem of the United States government. While I don’t believe that my tax dollars should be funding such an inefficient program, I defiantly don’t want to be footing the bill for something that has zero impact on the United States.

We already foot the bill for the United Nations, and pay ridiculous amounts in foreign aid already, so let those nations take care of their own problems. I think my tax dollars are being used unwisely and inefficiently, but if I was paying for some random African child who has nothing to do with my nation, then my tax money is going to the wrong place.

Apr 03, 2012 11:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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