Obama may kill $66 billion dollar jet fighter

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    At $191 million apiece, the F-22 is the most expensive fighter ever — and many defense officials, including Secretary Robert Gates, are ready to pull the plug on it.

    For all its capabilities, critics argue the F-22 is too costly and irrelevant to the wars of today. They note that it hasn't flown a single mission in Iraq or Afghanistan. Yet, with plants or suppliers in 44 states, the program counts some of its biggest fans in Congress, which has consistently voted to support it. Taxpayers to date have bought 183 Raptors at a cost of $66 billion, including development.

    Raptor in dogfight for its future - USATODAY.com
     
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    yeah, why do we need an air superiority fighter
    the terrorists dont have fighter jets



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    Exactly right.

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    then you wonder why people think you are a moron
     
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    monica a moron? never.
     
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    The Obama tax plans are already costing jobs as business contracts to protect itself given the giant target democrats have placed on it's back. Let's watch them kill even more jobs by wiping out defense contracts.
     
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    that would make chrissy lewinsky happy.
     
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    what if venezuela, cuba, or iran decide to invade us? how could we possibly defend ourselves against these formidable foes without this jet?:confused:
     
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    yeah, those F15s and F16s will fly forever
     
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    Well to be fair we do have some F-22's ...

    And it seems like there is a reason behind this ...

    We aren't giving up our air superiority, guys.
     

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