There is currently a debate in the US Senate over the continuation of funding for the F-22 stealth jet pictured in the masthead of this blog. The "Raptor" is the 5th generation fighter. Sec. Gates and Sen. McCain want to end the program in favor of putting $1.5 in another jet. I thought you would like to know what it looks like. Up front it is even better!
OUTCOME IN THE SENATE...The Senate voted Tuesday to halt production of the Air Force's missile-eluding F-22 Raptor fighter jets in a high-stakes showdown over President Barack Obama's efforts to shift defense spending to a new generation of smaller F-35 Joint Strike Fighters.
The 58-40 vote reflected an all-out lobbying campaign by the administration, which had to overcome resistance from lawmakers confronted with the potential losses of defense-related jobs if the F-22 program was terminated.
(Oh, I see...it was all about money. Those greedy bastards who wanted to keep jobs in their districts! Well folks...it is a very cynical press that reports a story that way. There are plenty of people out there that believe the F-22 needs to be a complete fleet before production ends. Those people have America's best interest in mind. But, the press doesn't mention that. They lull the readers back to sleep with such explanations. PR...Executive Board Member/Joint Select Committee On Military And Veterans Affairs