This jet fighter is a disaster, but Congress keeps buying it 2 years ago

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Trump says the F-35 is too expensive and he's not wrong. But this is what he's up against.

Sources:
1:09 http://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-sector/our-insights/defense-offsets-from-contractual-burden-to-competitive-weapon

1:15 https://www.sipri.org/databases/armstransfers

1:49 http://tucson.com/business/tucson/major-raytheon-expansion-could-bring-nearly-jobs-to-tucson/article_9509443f-390a-5c37-8861-9fb45179c5ab.html
http://www.dailybreeze.com/article/zz/20130503/NEWS/130509581
http://www.boeing.com/company/general-info/#/employment-data

2:44 http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/is-lockheed-martin-too-big-too-fail-121203

3:58 http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/12/business/boeing-s-war-footing-lobbyists-are-its-army-washington-its-battlefield.html
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2002/06/uncle-sam-buys-an-airplane/302509/

4:24 https://www.f35.com/about/economic-impact

4:44 http://www.businessinsider.com/this-map-explains-the-f-35-fiasco-2014-8












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Lockheed Martin F-35 is the Pentagon's newest fighter jet. In a single tweet, Trump called to cancel the program. But the F-35 can't be cancelled because its deeply embedded in American politics, military and economy.
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