“As a German I’m – of course :-) – a master of efficiency”
Morty, thanks for sharing your Teutonic superiority with us. The truth be told a substantial part of our economy is wrapped up in that flying debacle you bring up. In 2000 the military budget was 300 billion. Today it is 700 billion and change and it’s still growing.
Being the pragmatist I am I often wonder what great things we could do with our military budget diverted to scientific and technical research and medicine just to name a few. Of course that means you would have to pay us rent for our military to hang out in your country, (part of my new budgetary program).