Which 'vital' weapons programs have been eliminated by Liberals, exactly?
In recent times, the one that really stands out is the F-22 fighter.
Right, because we sure are seeing a lot of air-to-air battles these days
No F-22 has ever flown a single acknowledged combat mission.
Well, at least you're no longer denying that liberals want to disarm our military.
Again, I point out that our options with China are:
a) to be strong enough to fight them if they choose war.
b) to let them massacre us in a war, then after they have finished annihilating our military, let them go on to conquer the world.
c) to just meekly let them conquer the world, while doing nothing to challenge them.
The F-22 is, to the best of my knowledge, unmatched in the skies today. By a long shot.
Note that this is a project that the liberals cancelled before we could get adequate numbers of planes.
And the 180+ operational units we have, why, that's just not enough to maintain our edge in the air-to-air battles we're not having?
Adequately replacing our current air-to-air fighters with F-22s would require building about 750 of them (and building new ones to replace any that crash).
It is possible to modernize our air force using only F-35s (though it isn't good to put all your eggs in one basket), but that requires going forward with the F-35 program instead of letting the liberals cancel that program as well.
It is funny, a lot of our allies begged to be allowed to buy F-22s for themselves, with their own money, and the liberals blocked even that.
I am 100% behind policies denying selling our cutting-edge military technology to our allies - or anyone else. Let them invest the time and effort to build their own weapons, should they desire superiority. Otherwise, they can be happy with our models that are two or three designs back.
As I said, the liberals also want any ally of the US to have inferior arms.
And they will still maintain relative superiority against their enemies with those designs, let alone ours.
No, China is developing advanced stealth fighters. If our allies try to fend off Chinese aggression with 1980s technology, they'll get slaughtered.
Our air force needs no current modernizing, when the old design is still so superior to anything else on the planet.
The old designs are not superior to everything else on the planet.
The rest of the world has moved on, and our 1980s tech is now inferior to everything else on the planet.
And just as with our allies, if we try to fend off Chinese aggression using 1980s technology, we'll get slaughtered.
Why waste all those taxpayer dollars developing an un-needed aircraft to counter a threat that doesn't exist?
The threat does exist, and the aircraft are very much needed.
And preventing the bad guys from taking over the planet is far from a waste of money.
I find your argument to be lacking. What other examples do you have? Or is that it?
I'm sure I could find other examples, but I'm convinced that our exchange has decisively proven that the liberals want to disarm the free world so that the bad guys can conquer us all.