We, the undersigned, demand that Congress take immediate action to halt funding for the F-35 program.
The failed and massively over-budget F-35 fighter project is a clear example of the corrupting influence of corporate money on government. The F-35 has been plagued by a continual succession of technical failures and project mismanagement and is currently hundreds of billions of dollars over budget while its delivery is years overdue. At multiple points in the F-35’s development, military officials have indicated a willingness to kill the project, only to be rebuffed by Congressional pressure to keep the project alive as a payback to their military contractor donors. The final cost of the project is estimated to be $1.45 trillion, enough to fund free college education for all U.S. citizens for the next 23 years.