Monday, October 5, 2015

The USS Gerald R Ford....Debacle.....

The Pentagon has taken $13,000,000,000.00 of your tax dollars to build the USS Gerald R Ford Aircraft Carrier. 

How exciting…..It is currently 22% over budget and years behind schedule……..Plus it doesn’t work. 

Whether it works (or doesn’t work) doesn’t really matter because you are still paying for it either way. 

When you are done paying for the Gerald R Ford you will then being paying for the USS John F Kennedy. That is the next Aircraft Carrier……. which is also years behind schedule, and Billions over budget, and also doesn’t work.

Don’t feel like you have to pay for these boats all at once.  Your kids (and their kids) will be helping you pay for these boats for many years to come.

A gazillion times I have told you about the $400,000,000,000.00 F-35 which doesn’t work either……. but I want to make sure you understand that spending a fortune (and getting crapola) is not exclusive to the F-35.

When it comes to wasting your hard earned tax dollars the Pentagon is top notch.  But you don’t need to worry about that…..

I go on Facebook and nobody is complaining about the 13 Billion Dollar USS Gerald R Ford “Debacle”.

A typical Aircraft carrier cost 4 billion dollars.  The Gerald Ford is already more than 3 times that cost and it is still not finished…… or working.

It is almost like people are not even paying attention. 

People complaining about poor people on food stamps…… well that I see all the time.  People get so mad about poor people.  But when the Pentagon is robbing you blind nobody seems to even notice.
So what is the issue with the Ford?  Good question……  The Ford is the first of a brand new class of Aircraft Carriers. How exciting……

For many decades US aircraft carriers have used steam catapults to launch aircraft.  It is a reliable and effective way of operating.  But using proven technologies is not very sexy.

The Gerald R Ford is attempting to us Electromagnetic Catapults.  That sounds impressive but the only problem is they don’t work very well.  They are finding this out only after spending the first 13 billion (of your tax dollars).  Now they are testing the sexy new concept.  But Oops….The results are not good. 

The new catapult has a high failure rate.  When launching 60 million dollar aircraft that is not a good thing.  When every 4th plane ends up in the ocean (in front of the ship) that quickly becomes an issue. 

If an aircraft carrier cannot launch aircraft that sort of defeats the purpose of the ship….

The catapult problems are just one of many issues with the Ford.  I won’t bore you with the rest of the details.  You just need to understand that the first $13 billion did not solve the problems…… but don’t worry because the pentagon knows exactly where to get more of your tax dollars.  You just keep working hard and complaining about the poor people.
 
The less you pay attention to what the pentagon is doing (with your money) the better.

Oh and by the way there might not be enough money to pay your social security and Medicare.  The good news is there is always enough money for another Aircraft Carrier.


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