As Sen. Inhofe, senior member of the Senate Armed Services committee asked on the Senate floor last week, “Would you rather spend $4 billion on Air Force Base solar panels or would you rather have 28 new F-22s or 30 F-35s or modernized C-130s?” Considering a large portion of the jet fighters we use to defend America today were developed in the 60s and built in the 70s, that is a very good question.
A new report was released last week that stated we have spent $70 BILLION of DEFENSE FUNDS on climate change. China is quickly modernizing and expanding its military and developing a blue water navy complete with aircraft carriers; Russia has threatened and invaded its neighbors while dedicating more money to upgrading their military; nuclear threats have arisen in the East and Middle East; there …is a proliferation of 3 stage missile technology; there is a rising threat of Islamic extremism and increasing instability throughout the world and this administration is responding by…. cutting back?The Navy will cut two carrier battle groups and reduce the number of sea vessels to 238. Strategic bombers will be reduced from 153 to 101. Our fighter force will be cut in half. The budget for missile defense has been drastically cut… but you will be glad to know we are spending more than 4 times the amount it costs for regular jet fuel to use BIO-FUEL? $4 a gallon for reg jet fuel vs $16 (or as high as $28) a gallon for bio-fuel.