So, the Congress voted to kill the F-22 program. The New York Times applauded that decision calling the F-22 an example of a “glitzy self-indulgent toy” Then, Congress turned around and added money to the Air Force budget to buy corporate jets, more than half a billion dollars to buy 8 of them. Where is the outrage on the part of the New York Times now? What sort of self absorbed, self aggrandizing people think they can justify these two decisions? Beyond the purchase price, what about fuel costs? Aircrews? Maintenance? We elected them to see to the interests of the country, and this is an example of what they choose to spend our money on? No money for fighters, but plenty enough to spend on luxury travel for themselves.
You can’t use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!
–Henry Brooks Adams