F35, the Jet that Ate the Pentagon
F-35, The Jet that Ate the Pentagon, was released to draw attention to the massive amounts of money defense contractors are receiving for a jet plane which hasn’t been delivered on time and is $397 billion over budget. In fact, it’s been so poorly designed that the Pentagon has had to temporarily ground the plane no fewer than 13 times since 2007.
The short film highlights just how much money contractors are making in return for donating to congressional campaigns. Defense contractors like Lockheed Martin have lobbied excessively to win these lucrative contracts and in return handsomely reward members of Congress. Since 1989, Lockheed Martin has made more than $21 million in campaign contributions.