What is more patriotic, spending more on defense than all of the other developed nations combined, or beefing up education? “Growing industries in science and technology have twice as many openings as we have workers who can do the job,” says President Obama. That means American corporations hire more people overseas who can fill the jobs. The AARP Bulletin reports that buying seven fewer F-35 fighter jets that run $133 million a copy the money could be used to buy every first grade child in the United States a hand-held computer tablet. The Defense Department is buying 2,443 of the joint strike fighters.
FIghter Jets and Computer Tablets