"Don't tell me what your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I'll tell you what they are." ~ James W. Frick
It's pretty rare that something gets our attention enough to call out the insanity, but a recent Bloomberg Article about the F-35 program hung with us. Thanks to our favorite intern, Mr. Suh, for sending over the link and the most relevant talking point.
The "estimated" operating cost of 90ish planes just increased $73 Billion to a total whopping $1.296 TRILLION.
In comparison, the total appropriations for K-12 Education in 2019 was $40.1 Billion.
So that we're clear--"estimates" for increased operational costs for the most expensive weapons program in human history is nearly double what taxpayers spend on educating children in the United States every year.
Don't feel bad. It's not like you have a choice. Just keep paying your taxes and everything will be alright.*
*If you don't believe that last statement, here's a link to find your representative.