Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tax Dollars at work....

The USN carrier, Gerald R Ford
We are building new aircraft carriers.  Navy expects to build about 11 of them....the last one not finished until 2058.


A 2009 report said that the Ford would cost $14 billion including research and development, and the actual cost of the carrier itself would be $9 billion.

Of course... that is what the cost is estimated at NOW.  Gosh, just another case of building social programs that help the middle class.

9 comments:

Ahab said...

Funny how the government can always find money for military hardware, but is hard-pressed to find funds for social services, education, and the environment.

Randal Graves said...

But he likes nachos. And some beer.

Beach Bum said...

I'll have you know that Romney has plans to outsource them to Carnival Cruise lines. Just think of the possibilities, we can bomb people back into the stone age and play shuffleboard and enjoy the midnight buffet all for one low price.

okjimm said...

Ahab... the more pertinent question is how come I cannot find any money at all !!! hehehe

Randal... Nachos and beer should be our national food... I will salute it as soon as it is run up da flag pole

Bum... what and excellent idea...! let's ask MITT WHAT HE THINKS

Christopher said...

Perfect for a country perpetually at war. After all, war is all we do now.

susan said...

Oh well, if the Greenland ice sheet goes the population of NYC will at least have somewhere to live.

D.E. Bishop said...

MittWitt and his rich, race team owner friends will rake in many of those billions as their companies build those ships, all the while ripping off the actual women and men doing the work.

Unfettered capitalism. What a crime.

okjimm said...

Susan...great idea... and Donald Trump can build a casino on it!!

DE.... yupperz, that is about the size of it....plus... there will surely be cost 'over-runs'

Larry said...

Are these guys nuts? Do they not recall how accident prone Gerald Ford was?

Is naming this vessel after him inviting a disaster? Wouldn't want to be on this nuclear powered ship when it hits an unchartered island.

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