"It counts 1,300 suppliers in 45 states supporting 133,000 jobs"
Assuming the low end ($399 Billion) that puts the cost at $3 Million per job...... If "jobs" are the focus someone needs to have their eyes checked. I also got a kick out of this one “"The jet has flown to every corner of the envelope and it’s meeting or exceeding expectations in performance,” Siebert said". Last I heard the VTOL version cracks its frame. Aircraft Carrier version can't catch the arresting wire, the stealth rating has been downgraded, it can't hold much ordnance, Its maneuverability is lackluster, the airframe is expected to have a much shorter lifespan than hoped, the fuel dump poses a fire hazard, the list goes on and on.