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F-35 tools for action

F-35 tools for action

Stop the F-35
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The F-35 is the "poster child" of Pentagon waste. We need to tell Congress to stop the F-35 now!

The F-35 is the most expensive weapons program in history, with a total cost of $1.5 trillion.

The F-35 program has been plagued by cost overruns and delays, has been grounded twice, and even has been criticized by those within the Pentagon.

The $1.5 trillion that will be spent on this wasteful Pentagon program is an enormous sum. It is equivalent to the cost of the sequester. The total cost of the program could instead be invested to create a job paying $50,000 per year for every unemployed person in the U.S., for four years.

If invested in "people" programs, the cost of just one plane—roughly $610 million—could instead buy 8,000 university scholarships, 1,300 elementary school teachers, 1,100 police jobs, 14,000 Head Start slots, 18,000 Pell Grants, and 12,000 health care slots for veterans.

Take action now and cut "the plane that ate the budget"!