Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Senate Halts Production of F-22 Raptors

F-22 Raptor

"WASHINGTON – The Senate voted Tuesday to halt production of the Air Force's missile-eluding F-22 Raptor fighter jets in a high-stakes, veto-laden showdown over President Barack Obama's efforts to shift defense spending to a next generation of smaller, single-engine F-35 Joint Strike Fighters." ~Associated Press

Okay, I have to say that this is about to drive me to insanity. The Raptor was the best fighter in the world, and it is now to be replaced by the inferior F-35 JSF. They dropped the Raptor because it was too much money for too much plane, but I think every drop of defense spending should be in strengthening our Navy and Air Force superiority. I believe we are spending too much time and money on "boots-on the ground" training and fighting, and not enough on first-response technology, such as the Raptor and Hornet fighter craft.

Cockpit of F-22 Raptor

Partially because I have a problem with a large, standing army, and partially because of the inefficiency of the same, I strongly disagree with lowering our air superiority standards in order to save funds for Obama's Socialist domestic policies.


RightKlik said...

Obama needs the money for ACORN.

Johann Van De Leeuw said...

Sir, you have made some excellent points that I absolutely agree with.
Keep the fires burning,

Son3 said...

Thanks for the comments, gentlemen!

RightKlik: ACORN, Obamacare, turtle-crossing signs... the list is long.

Johann, thank you, and you do the same! (Maybe it's time for after-burners...)

Johann Van De Leeuw said...

You'll like this quote Son3! “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” -- Winston Churchill
Amen or what?

Son3 said...


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