From CNN.com: Senate rejects additional F-22 funding
The Senate voted Tuesday to block expansion of one of the country’s most controversial and expensive defense programs, the F-22 fighter jet program.
With the F-22 being manufactured in or getting supplies from 44 different states, the plane gets broad support from congressmen and senators on both sides of the aisle.
That’s the problem with defense programs. Once started, they are almost impossible to kill.
Senators on both sides of the aisle fought to keep the F-22 in production to protect jobs in their states even though the Pentagon wants to halt the program.
For changes to happen, Senators must not just serve their State, but to serve the best interests of the United States on whole.