Things you can buy for the cost of one F-35B

http://defense-update.com/20140103_much-f-35-really-costs.html

Ok, this isn't really satire, but here it is. This infuriated me so much, I decided to look at the NDAA and figure out what else we could get for the cost of ONE F-35.
Each of the items on this list is less than the cost of ONE F-35B per the 2014 NDAA.
- 1/2 of an LCS
- 1/2 of an AFSB
- SLEP 12 LCACs
- 1564 Javelins
- 13 Reapers
- 3 MV-22
- 8 AH/UH-1
- 6 Apache Block III
- 21 Kiowa
- 6 Chinooks
- 2520 Hellfire
- 158 TLAM
- 5 MH-60R
- 536 MATVs
- 136 LAVs
- put the well deck back in the LHA-7

- a full squadron of Colonial Vipers for Battlestar Galactica.....

Here is the kicker, for the cost of ONE F-35B you can cover the basic pay and BAH in Camp Pendleton for 1 ENTIRE Marine Regiment AND 3 ADDITIONAL Artillery Battalions for a year!!!!

Posted on March 11, 2014 .