Outrageous Military Waste And Government Shutdown Nonsense

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While the government remains shut down (well, 17 percent of the government) and certain Federal officials continue to go out of their way to create annoyances for American citizens, the Pentagon is sending brand-new, $50 million cargo planes straight from the assembly line to “the boneyard” because it has no use for them.

A Google Earth view of the aircraft cemetery in Tuscon, Ariz., known as “the boneyard.”

Via FOX News:

A dozen nearly new Italian-built C-27J Spartans have been shipped to an Air Force facility in Arizona dubbed “the boneyard,” and five more currently under construction are likely headed for the same fate, according to an investigation by the Dayton Daily News. The Air Force has spent $567 million on 21 of the planes since 2007, according to purchasing officials at Dayton’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Of those, 16 have been delivered — with almost all sent directly to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, where some 4,400 aircraft and 13 aerospace vehicles, with a total value of more than $35 billion, sit unused.

Meanwhile, because of a lack of Federal funds, government officials allege:

Is there any reason to believe this is nothing more than an Obama Administration temper tantrum?

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  • Motov

    We need to shrink government , so there will be less criminal activity going on every day inside the beltway.

    • John

      We need to elect another Ronald Reagan. Someone who recognizes that government is the problem not the solution.

      • Rich39

        Yep, good ole Reagan. Raised the debt ceiling 18 times when he was president. Triple our national debt. Double our government work force. What Reagan said and what he done was the exact opposite, But to be fair he didn’t know what was going on. Nancy was the leader, and her fortune teller was her boss. I surprised the USA lasted when Reagan was president.

        • dan

          Democratic House and Senate ? CIA gun to his head ?

          • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

            The Liberal Congress he had…COULD NOT STOP SPENDING…

        • David Alexander

          you have no clue. Due to Reagan and his policies, we WON the Cold War. If he raised the debt 18 times it STILL does come anywhere close to what has happened under Obozo….from 3 TRILLION to 16 TRILLION in 6 years. Thats’s more than ALL previous Presidents COMBINED. Grow a brain. And Reagan was DEFINITELY more patriotic than the ass hat we are STUCK with now. IF the US survives until 2016, good riddance. AND. Reagan had one or 2 scandals yes. They ALL do. But Obozo has what…..7/…..8……and throwing a temper tantrum over a program NO sane American even WANTS.

        • Robert Messmer

          You forgot the 7 tax cuts. And how many times did he shut down the government? Put up barricades around open air Memorials, largely paid for by private donations? How many times did he block of highways and tell American citizens they couldn’t look at the Grand Canyon? But to be fair he didn’t think that as a Democrat he could do as he pleased.

    • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

      Better yet…Place the “Little Boy Dictator” and his entire Regime along with most of those in Congress in A Maximum Security Prison…and Crime would Drop Dramatically…

      • Motov

        I think we could raise some much needed cash, by setting up a
        carnival “Bean a politician” booth thing. Pay like a buck then you have one baseball to throw at a politician.

        Obozo’s booth,… charge $10.00 per ball,..LOL

  • lokiswife

    We were getting along just fine with 800,000 less government workers, the only problem is the nut case in the White House and his corrupt crew who are working overtime to figure out how to make average Americans suffer. Is it just a coincidence that his favorite golf course is still open, his staff of chefs and other employees and Michelle’s staff of 29 are still on the job while veterans are fenced out of open air memorials and the National Parks Service is harassing people who want to view open air national parks and monuments? His incredible meanness and pettiness is really showing its ugly self. If he can’t get his way on the budget and Obamacare, he will throw a tantrum worthy of a three year old. No wonder the rest of the world is laughing and shaking their heads at the people who supposedly elected the little twit to office.

    • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

      OUR “LITTLE BOY DICTATOR” MAKE JIMMY THE PEANUT FARMER CARTER LOOK GOOD…AND THAT IS SAY ALOT CONSIDERING THE CARTER AT THE TIME WAS A TOTALLY INCOMPETENT MORON…

    • Robert Messmer

      Your figure of 29 is a little high based on what I googled, more like 24 to 26. I find it strange that no one seems to know for sure what the number is and this very vagueness extends back before the Obamas. No one seemed to know exactly how many Laura Bush or Hilary “What Difference Does It Make” Clinton had either. Doesn’t really matter however since Michelle has NO government position, all of her employees therefore are NON-ESSENTIAL. Amazingly none of the “hard nosed” reporters asking Obama questions about the shutdown bother to ask about her staff. LOL Like they would take a chance on displeasing him.

  • HueyDude1

    The fraud waste and abuse has been going on for years within the U.S. military. Just look at the hardware itself that has been purchased over the years. The F/A-18 E & F were purchased as a last minute ditch effort to try to save McDonnell Douglas before they were bought out by Boeing. The “new and improved” Northrop/Grumman F-14 was actually a better airplane, and was much cheaper to purchase. The McDonnell Douglas F-23 was a better airplane than the Lockheed F-22, and even though was initially more expensive to purchase, was cheaper to operate. Now, look where the F-22 is… scrapped. Iit was an aircraft that is not feasible to purchase or operate, along with its little brother, the F-35. The F-15 Silent Eagle would have been easier to purchase, operate, and maintain due to maintenance facilities that are already set up to maintain it.
    The C-27 was originally bought for the Army to replace the old Sherpas. Something bigger and faster than the CH-47 was needed to move stuff to remote locations with unimproved runways. The C-130 was too big for what was needed. The C-27s ended up going to the Air Force on the stipulation they would be used specifically to support Army missions, and now look.
    The list could go on and on……

  • Debbie Hogan Tate

    Shut down Obama’s golf course! Don’t fund it ! And while we are at it, since he lives in a house on federal land and has shut people out of their houses because they need the federal roads to get to them. Quit funding the White House and make him find someplace else to live, like he did to these people! Quit funding the White House! Quit funding Camp David!

    BOTH THE MAFIA AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION:

    • Use FEAR and INTIMIDATION to force people into surrendering their money.
    • THREATEN the use of force to coerce you into capitulating to their demands.
    • LIE to the media and the public about their true intentions.
    • Have a STRONG CONTRADICTION between their public persona of “compassion” versus their private behavior of ruthless aggression and destruction.
    • Believe they have an INHERENT RIGHT TO RULE over everyone else.
    • Have NO RESPECT whatsoever for individual rights, liberties or the rule of law.
    • Believe they can simply INVENT THE RULES as they go along, complete outside of law.
    • BELIEVE THEY ARE EXEMPT from the same laws and rules they force everyone else to follow.
    • BLAME EVERYONE ELSE for the problems and disruptions they have caused to society.
    • Are led by SOCIOPATHS.

    Thanks to the SCOTUS, a dangerous precedent now exists that allows the federal government to simply seize funds out of your bank account at any time, for any amount, for any reason whatsoever, as long as they call it a “tax.”

    THIS IS A MAFIA-STYLE APPROACH TO GOVERNING BY COERCION.

    • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

      Better yet…Give him a 6×8 Cell in a MAXIMUM SECURTY PRISON…FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE…

      • dan

        I’m thinkin’ a hemp necktie … we’ve got to start cutting costs
        somewhere.

        • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

          Lots of Hemp Neckties for all the DC Cesspool Criminals would be cheaper..

  • Scott

    What they are not saying is that the airplane is a piece of crap. Extremely expensive to maintain and not worth the huge cost to operate.

    • John

      So only the government would have paid $50 million for it. No surprise there.

  • d_629th_top

    Don’t blame the military for this boondoggle. Blame the congress who forced the purchase of aircraft the Air Force didn’t want. Now they don’t need them, can’t use them and have no place to put them, other than the boneyard. What’s worse, as someone else pointed out, they aren’t even made in the US (although I’m sure at one time the original must have been). Next we’ll be replacing the M16/M4 with Chinese made AK’s, since they own most of the US now anyway!

    • Marc Vellat

      Actually, the Chinese are probably going to adopt a Norinco clone of the M4A1 called the CQ 5.56

    • Motov

      I’m angered not so much the waste, but the fact they purchased these aircraft from another country, why didn’t they look to Boeing, or Lockheed?

  • ibn insha

    This man and his party are still in power is a mystery to me.

  • Motov

    If Obozo wants to continue to spend like a teenager with an unlimited credit card, I say let him do so,…but he must reach in his own back pocket and leave our pockets alone!