An article posted on The Hill website warns that sequestration could kill four or five F-35 fighter jets in 2014 if the across-the-board cuts are not averted.
The second round of sequestration cuts, expected to take effect January 15, 2014, threaten to reduce the Pentagon’s budget by $52 billion.
Under the first round of cuts, Pentagon officials were forced to moved money around to ensure production of the F-35, however officials report that’s no longer an option in this round.
Congress must act immediately to reverse the second round of automatic cuts and, instead, focus on creating jobs.
The F-35 program, critical to our national defense, provides good-paying American jobs and shores up our unstable economy. Further cuts to the program could devastate our nation’s already-fragile economic recovery.
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