Quest for more lethal U.S. warship could raise cost

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Bakhtin wrote:

Higher cost? More spending? The GOP will be right behind this!

Feb 24, 2014 11:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
cfulbright wrote:

If the LCS’s suck – and they do – why build ten more? Just kill the program now, and see if you can get out of the contracts to build the 20 contracted ones. This is a fiasco that the Navy never really wanted.

Feb 24, 2014 11:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WhyMeLord wrote:

Who cares anymore; the military is going to bankrupt this country no matter what we try and do to stop it. They have the magic bullet in their gun; just start another war (military action) in some little third-world country and they’ll be “good to go” for two more decades.
What fools we are to keep falling for the lame trumped-up terrorist attacks they dream up. In my opinion, they were behind 9/11 and all the GWB stuff about WMD’s that came after; all a big pack of lies.

Feb 25, 2014 12:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
RMax304823 wrote:

Dick Cheney, of course, has called these proposals shameful on Fox News. Well, so our military budget is larger than the next half dozen countries combined. But if Cheney wants us to be the world’s policemen, the cops must outgun the juvenile delinquents.

The basic problem may be that asymmetrical warfare requires inexpensive weapons — intelligence, translators, an effective system of moles, a hike in pay for the troops, and special ops. Little need for an expensive interceptor that has nothing to intercept. The F-35 costs $299.3 million — per airplane. That’s a lot of jobs or food stamps.

Feb 25, 2014 1:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

*The F-35 costs $299.3 million — per airplane. That’s a lot of jobs or food stamps.*

That would send 3750 children to college, if you assume their tuition would be 80K each.

Feb 25, 2014 9:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
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