When it comes to war – war costs money – a lot of money.
To be honest – it would be wiser – the FED would give every US-citizen a basic income – instead of lending it to almost 0% to private banks that invest into private prisons, water-supply and force people to join the military, because there are no other jobs.
You have also to assume that if someone spends a lot of money on the military – he is not letting it “sit there” or rescue birds from oil-spills… he is going to use it in the way he will profit from. Securing resources (oil, gas, metals) – creating insecurity (terrorism) – because in a world were everybody feels save – who would buy arms?
That is what is called there is also a #LifeEconomy… even more worth – in the long run – to invest in.
Trump once said – if i was to run for president – i would run as a candidate for the republicans – they are the dumbest voters in the country – i lie in their faces and they could not tell.
I just hope he doesn’t take that seriously… because if he does – it is another round of savage breeding brutality – that will surely result into a non-governable country full of rich vs poor hate violence and insecurity.
Maybe Trump – the smart business man – is just too stupid to realize that.
If he is not taking on BigBanks and BigOil he is not fulfilling his promises and just another puppet president as all the others before him – eroding the trust and believe system of the Americans once more to the ground – fueling miss-trust and splitting the country in half.
“Business as usual” would mean betrayal – and betrayal at this critical state of the US-economy – would mean self-destruction and probably even civil war.
But unfortunately that would not be the first example of “if they do not have bread they should eat cake” separation of ruling-class and peasants – where the ruling refuses to deal with the problems – that “Paris/Rome/Washington stinks and is full of pest (Trumpism) and cholera (Clintonism)” and simply moves their base of operation to Disneyland, Florida – ignoring the problems rather than solving them.
After all profits are for some corrupt private elite – losses for the state and whoever pays taxes.
Back to Topic
“Winslow T. Wheeler, a defense analyst, pointed out in an email to The Hill that the cost to build the F-35 is two to seven times what was initially promised.”
Yeah it’s the same with Stuttgart21 (railway station, like 20x times more expensive than promised) or the new Airport in Berlin (never ending fiscal catastrophic story).
All those building-projects are done “italian Mafia style” – it work like that:
- earn money with drugs (CIA grows more heroine-opium in Afghanistan than anyone else)
- invest into construction, corrupt politicians to hand over expensive state-sponsored building-projects, knowing it will cost much more than promised.
- never finish the construction 😀 and profit and profit and profit… sucking in sate-money like a black hole – after all – the state is the most solvent client.
- then send that money to Panama or the Cayman islands for avoiding taxes.
So Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Airbus, Deutsche-Bahn… they are all playing the italian Mafia game of “never ending governmental contracts”.
“In 1994, the Pentagon promised the aircraft, depending on model, would cost between $31 million and $38 million each.
The unit cost now runs between $112.7 million and $241.1 million, he said.”
“Retired Gen. James Mattis,
whom Trump has tapped as his Defense secretary nominee, has not talked extensively about his views on acquisition, but he has been on the board of directors of General Dynamics since August 2013.
General Dynamics consistently ranks among the top five defense contractors in the country and had Pentagon contracts worth $11.8 billion in fiscal year 2015, according to the most recent Government Services Administration data.”
At an April hearing, McCain called the F-35 “both a scandal and a tragedy with respect to cost, schedule and performance, and it’s a textbook example of why this committee has placed such a high priority on reforming the broken defense acquisition system.”
The F-35’s stealth design is made to evade enemy radar, allowing it to operate in contested environments. The capability is particularly important since so-called near-peer competitors like Russia and China have improved their capabilities to deny the U.S. access to areas close to their borders.
A push by Trump to curtail the F-35 program could draw heavy pushback from Congress, as Lockheed has spread work on the F-35 to hundreds of subcontractors in 45 states.”
Russias’ Airdefense S-400 / S-500 vs F22 / F35
“Russia’s strong investment in layers of air defenses tells us that the Kremlin believes the primary threat to its ground forces comes from U.S. airpower.
As such, defeating stealth technology is one of Moscow’s top priorities, Kofman notes, and the Kremlin has dedicated a lot of resources to that end.”
Well i guess – Syria would be “the perfect” testing ground for your expensive toys – wouldn’t it?
Oh Gosh. Power Addicted Boys and their tax-payer-sponsored toys – it is not about freedom – it is about dominance – like in the stone-age.
Rep. Mac Thornberry – Who is this guy?
Six months before the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Mac introduced a bill to create a new United States Department of Homeland Security, which formed the basis of legislation signed into law by President Bush 20 months later. He has also played a major role in shaping national policy on transformation of the military and strategic nuclear issues.
Who is Trump?
“Trump was born in the Woodhaven neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens, to German immigrants Friedrich Drumpf (March 14, 1869 – March 30, 1918) and Elizabeth Christ (October 10, 1880 – June 6, 1966), who were married in 1902 in Kallstadt, in the southwest of Germany“