I’ve been reading plenty lately about how the F-35 fighter jet will be the target of federal budget cuts. It’s somewhat understandable. Everyone knows that developing a new fleet of fighter jets will have a large price tag.
What I think these budget cutters are forgetting is that if cuts are made to the program, the price tag will only go up for the planes we do buy.
It’s just like buying one roll of paper towels instead of buying them in bulk. The price per item goes down if bought in bulk.
We can’t cut for this reason, as well as for the reason that we need these next-generation fighter jets to replace our aging F-16s and F-22s.
We should not be compromising in this area.