Imagine a fighter jet that would give the United States complete air superiority in any conflict. An aircraft thatâ€™s faster, has longer range, and is more fuel-efficient at high speeds than any aircraft ever built. A plane virtually invisible to radar and deadly accurate, almost guaranteeing that any selected target would be destroyed. An aircraft so advanced that the armed forces of every country on earth are scared to death of it and know that they would be defenseless against it for years to come.
We have that plane. Itâ€™s called the F-22 Raptor, and our President and Commander-in-Chief, Barack Obama, hates it.
In fact, he hates it so much that, according to a report by Amy Goodmanâ€™s Democracy Now! Program on the Marxist mouthpiece Free Speech TV, he has threatened to veto a separate Pentagon bill â€œif it includes a $1.75 billion provision for the purchase of additional F-22 fighter jets made by Lockheed Martin.â€
According to the Pentagon, we need more F-22â€™s in order to maintain air superiority. At a cost of about $150 million each, however, Mr. Obama deems these planes to be too costly. This president, who spends money faster than it can be printed on worthless projects that do nothing but ensure a legacy of perpetual debt while he steers the country towards socialism, will be the cause of widespread job losses if the F-22 program is canceled, which now looks to be a certainty.
“It’s a [huge] loss of jobs,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA). “It’s 90,000 jobs across 49 states â€¦ final assembly takes place in Marietta [Georgia], but parts and software and employees work at 49 states to make the F-22.”
Isakson says losing any job in this economy â€œdoesn’t make sense,â€ and heâ€™s right.
Think about it: the same president who authorized billions and billions in failed TARP stimulus monies, and who is now trying to push through a $1.5 trillion health care plan, has finally found something that he considers too expensive.