July 21, 2017

The Boneyard, Tucson AZ

This is the Boneyard in Tucson, AZ. It's a real place filled with over 1.8 trillion dollars worth of planes, over 90% of which have never left the ground in military service. The most expensive plane in this photo cost taxpayers sixteen million dollars, and was never used by our military.

The new F-35 fighter will cost taxpayers more than 95 billion dollars each, with a standing order for over 2,000 of these planes, an estimated 1.1 trillion dollars initial order.

Now, remember this photo and these numbers the next time they tell you we can't afford single payer healthcare for everyone. Remember this photo when they tell you that we can't provide affordable state financed education because it's too expensive.

In 10 years, there will be a boneyard just like this filled with 95 billion dollar airplanes that never flew in combat, You will be 10 years older, your medical needs will be more advanced, and the costs will skyrocket... but we will have an airplane graveyard full of planes we never needed instead of medication and education.