GOP ‘Covid-19 relief’ bill sets aside $7bn on weapons, including F-35 FIGHTER JETS – Sanders calls it ‘dead on arrival’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

GOP ‘Covid-19 relief’ bill sets aside $7bn on weapons, including F-35 FIGHTER JETS – Sanders calls it ‘dead on arrival’

The coronavirus relief proposal released by Republican lawmakers seeks to inject $7 billion into tools presumably essential for fighting the virus… such as the Pentagon’s favorite money sink, the F-35 stealth fighter program.

Democrats have been adamantly opposed to the GOP coronavirus relief package right from the onset, and to the surprise of no one, given the current ultra-partisan climate. But the bill, which was made public on Monday, really brings out the Republican party’s generosity towards defense contractors. Of the $1 trillion financial injection, $29 billion is supposed to go to defense spending, according to a Defense News count.

Some $7 billion is to be spent on weapons programs under the draft law, paying for new or upgraded warships, warplanes, missiles and military satellites. The Navy would get to spend $1 billion on Boeing P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance planes, while the Air Force would enjoy an extra $686 million for additional Lockheed F-35A fighter jets.

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