K: "The F-22 production line is humming so it's harder to kill so we need to focus on that. Once it's good and dead we can turn our attention to the F-35 which will be easier to kill because new programs are always over budget and late."
You figure the best fighter plane on the planet is humming smoothly off the assembly line and they want to kill it because it's a "waste of money" when they are squandering literally HUNDREDS of times as much money on stupid bull---t designed to buy the most votes, "Libtards" is being nice.
I didn't really like the poll choices, but voted for "libtards" because it's the best fit for my position. Killing the F-22 would have made sense in 1991 or 1992. We saw F-15's kicking butt in Operation Desert Storm, the iron curtain was collapsing, and the need for F-22 wasn't compelling enough to justify the billions that would be spent on development. But all those development dollars have been sunk by now, and buying added airframes would be a pretty good value (while we're still sinking development dollars into the less-capable F-35A.) So the Senate vote is another case of being penny-wise and pound-foolish.