Cut the F-35

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The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the most expensive weapons program ever developed, with a total cost to the U.S. Department of Defense of $1.5 trillion.

If invested in job creation and human-needs programs, the cost of just one F-35 plane—roughly $610 million—could instead buy 8,000 university scholarships, 1,300 elementary school teachers, 1,100 police jobs, 14,000 Head Start slots, 18,000 Pell Grants, and 12,000 health care slots for veterans.

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