The F-22 Raptor is a virtually useless paperweight of a fighter jet that can't communicate with any other American aircraft and melts in the rain. Oh yeah, they also cost $356 million EACH, and are made in 44 different states in an effort to make it program too big to fail to politicians worried about losing jobs in their districts.
Well, it took a fight, but the Raptor is no more. The program is defunded, and the Pentagon will buy no more of these useless aircraft. The story of the Raptor is an excellent example of the Military-Industrial Complex gone horribly awry. Take a look at this marvelous Rachel Maddow Show segment that highlights this scary taxpayer ripoff that has finally been ended -- sort of.
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