Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Johann Wagener 11-13-13

He just blew $600 million dollars on a website built by the "private" sector which failed to sign up people needing healthcare.

We could have bought 2 of these instead

F-22 Raptor: $350 million
First conceived during the Cold War as an airframe to vie with Soviet aircraft that was never built, the F-22 is touted by manufacturer Lockheed Martin as the best overall combat plane in the world — not to mention the most expensive. It can shoot down enemy cruise missiles, fly long distances at supersonic speeds and avoid nearly all types of radar detection. But the Senate debate over whether to build seven more — at a taxpayer cost of $1.67 billion — eventually came down to the plane's job-creating abilities. The axed project would have employed 25,000 Americans.

Read more: Top 10 Most Expensive Military Planes - Photo Essays - TIME,29307,1912203,00.html#ixzz2ka3EKaKJ

I get it now. Something about jobs and $1.67 billion to divvy up with the CEO/BOD and stockholders and even let a little "trickle" back down to those taxpayers who were footing the bill by giving them a job.

Being the idiot that I am, I may not have it right. Can I get some help here?