You read it here first, on Sixth Estate: the F-35 jet fighter will cost $48.7 billion. Well, almost, anyways. The government spent a great deal more than Sixth Estate earns from this blog (presently zilch) getting a world-class accounting firm to estimate the cost for them. It turns out that the cost will be $45.8 billion. The difference is probably something to do with estimating the costs of weapons and upgrades.
Basically, we can buy the F-35, or we can put a colony on the Moon. Obviously the first is more important.Tweet