USS Gerald Ford – A $13 Billion Boondoggle

The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford, is so over-budget and riddled with errors that it’s practically useless. Never is it asked whether we need such a ship for the defense of this country. It is about spending and maintaining steady growth in the defense industry. Our own safety and security are completely irrelevant to the military spending juggernaut. And it’s not just this carrier. Tune in to today’s Liberty Report:

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

11 thoughts on “USS Gerald Ford – A $13 Billion Boondoggle”

  1. This is nothing new, people have known about this since the first day it was put into the water

    1. Rhetorical questions:

      Whyizit our Congress lets the MIC get away with this fraud. 40 years ago, I would never have believed it possible that Navy bridge watch standers could collide with a merchant shit in peaceful waters – twice – then blame it on high-tech ship controls that the “certified” watch standers were clueless how to work. Good grief! Steering wheels have been removed from the bridge. There is no EOT! Binoculars have been banned from lookouts and the deck officers??? along with surface radar? There is no standing order to call the Captain to the bridge in a 3000 nautical yard CBDR situation?

      If every war (conflict?) since WW-II has been fought against enemies armed with AK-47s and 30mm machine guns strapped to the bed of old Isuzu pick-up trucks do we justify spending $650BN a year just in case we are attacked by what, aliens? For the price of the Ford, how many conventional carriers might we have purchased that actually have been proven to work – in combat?

  2. Don’t forget the Littoral Combat Ship or Zumwalt destroyer. Procurement is so wasteful and detrimental to combat effectiveness now I think the Russians must be in charge of it.

    1. The Russian systems work and are good value for money, you would be lucky if you were as effective as the Russians.

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