Guys, I'm not saying we shouldn't get the tankers. If you'll read my post again, you'll see that I didn't even mention it.
Personally, I am definately for getting new tankers, the Air Force needs them (and much more than 100, I might add) as soon as possible. BUT I am definately also for not having my, and everyone else's, money wasted in the process.
There is significant evidence that the price the government would be paying includes a lot of waste. Any delays in the program are the government's own fault -- if they really are including as much pork as it may seem, every single American should be happy that people aren't just looking the other way.
But then again, if the idea of brand new tankers now no matter what the cost is makes you tingle inside, I'd much rather you just take your wallet with you over to the Boeing Company and give them your share of the pork included -- leaving my money and I out of it.
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I don't know what world you live in. As a voting American citizen who has to worry about bills and taxes (and often wonders where all this money is really going), I have every right to express my views on the subject.
I meant no harm with my previous post, but you can't really expect someone to take you seriously when you use the phrase "yellow shit storms."