The F-35: The Plane Can’t Fly but the Costs are Soaring

0

$400 billion has already been spent on 100 of these planes that can’t fly. Last week, the U.S. government wanted to premier it at a global air show in London. The problem? They could fly it there because its engine catches fire after three hours of flying. It’s so bad that test pilots aren’t allowed to test its performance. It’s so bad the Department of Defense can’t audit 2/3rds of the accounting system. Furthermore, they won’t even try because a bad audit would suspend the program. Listen to Winslow Wheeler, a defense department specialist and a national security adviser to several U.S. Senators, talk about how Congress won’t let this program die even though it has $1 trillion more to spend and it will never work. It is, however, being built in 45 different states and no Senator will state the truth for fear of being labeled “anti-defense”. The Department of Defense and Lockheed press forward and Congress won;t act. Hear a remarkable story.

Guest: Winslow Wheeler
Learn More at: Project On Government Oversight (POGO)

Commercials:
Danahey On-the-Go
Vaporstream
Coffee Party USA

Music Featured:
“Chimes of Freedom” – Bob Dylan

American History Minute:
Dog Company of World War II

This show sponsored in part by
ad_movetoamend_468x60
ad_support_170x60

 

Share.

About Author

Profile photo of Tim Danahey

The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.