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Subject: Re: $396 billion for a fighter jet Date: 2/19/2013 2:54 PM
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"It was not weapons that enabled the US to win World War II. It was the strength of our economy and the character of our people.

We should find a better way to spend $396 billion dollars."



Heh heh...we spent what would be a trillion dollars `to develop the atom bomb that shortened the war by at least a year and saved a million lives - mostly ours.....and a million or more Japanese who would have died, maybe 2 or 3 million of them.

We spent what would be billions building the GATO class submarine and sinking the Japanese shipping, insuring they got almost no raw materials to build their war weapons.

We spend what would be billions building 10,000 plus bomber airplanes and 30,000 fighter aircraft....the Hellcat wiped out the zeroes.....


When we went into Iraq, the F-117 stealth bomber, developed for billions of dollars, wiped out the enemy defenses....and we liberated Kuwait....


The M1 tank, which costs billions to make, wiped out the best Soviet tanks the Iraqis had......with almost no loss of US lives.....


You seem to forget that the world is not a 'la la let's all live in peace world'.


You've still got 30,000 troops on the South Korea/North Korea border.....and have had since the mid 1950s since that war never ended, and the NORKS now have atomic weapons and threaten daily to use them. Don't you listen to the news?

You've got nutcases in Iran rushing to develop nukes so they can deliver a 'decisive' blow to the 'west'.

Wow....you mean that $396 billion doesn't provide for tens and tens of thousands of high paying jobs? JObs with skills? Jobs that keep single parents with kids with enough money to pay the bills and raise the kids? And pay taxes to fund the 'infrastructure' of the governent?

What would you do with the money? Give it to welfare weenies and queenies to sit on the butts, have even more kids they can't afford to support, and buy drugs to kill the time between getting their welfare and foodstamp checks?



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