29 billion dollars and no competitive bids:

I'm sure if we got 6 questions in, he might have been able to clarify that minor detail.
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

I'm sure if we got 6 questions in, he might have been able to clarify that minor detail.

Yep, only allowed five under dear leader.
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

When did we get so rich?

It's bad enough that we didn't get competitive bids but there seems to be no limit on the cost either.

We pay several billion more than that each year in a no-bid contract to International Bankers. The first link shows the interest we pay but the total debt is wrong, it has not gone down, it is currently $100B more, not $100B less than it was in 1997.

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So that is a good question, when did we get sop rich when that money could have bought those weapons in less than 1 years, at no extra cost to the taxpayer. Once we have them fully loaded I have a suggestion for their first mission.
MarineCorps Air Station Beaufortor MCAS Beaufort, S.C. Has received the first of their F-35B's.

There will be three variants of the F-35, also known as Lightning II, in the U.S. military’s service. The Air Force version is the F-35A, the Marines will fly the F-35B and the Navy will operate the F-35C.

"We see this aircraft as having game changing technology that makes our vision of an all-STOVL (short take-off and vertical landing) force possible," Marine Corps Maj. Eric Dent said. "The F-35B is a fifth generation fighter that will provide a quantum leap in capability, basing flexibility, and mission execution across the full spectrum of conflict."

The Marine Corps is purchasing a vertical short takeoff and landing version to replace its aging AV-8B and early F/A-18 models. That Marine F-35B, featured in the latest "Die Hard" movie, uses a rotating rear engine nozzle and a lift fan behind the cockpit for vertical takeoffs and landings and to hover. The price tag for the Marine version is expected to cost in the upper $80 million range. And the Navy version, which will be capable of operating from aircraft carriers, is expected to cost more than $90 million.

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