July 21, 2009: Senate Backs Obama on F-22 Fighter (CQPolitics.com)

  • The president hailed the Senate's vote, declaring, "At a time when we're fighting two wars and facing a serious deficit, this would have been an inexcusable waste of money. Every dollar of waste in our defense budget is a dollar we can't spend to support our troops, or prepare for future threats, or protect the American people. Our budget is a zero-sum game, and if more money goes to F-22s, it is our troops and citizens who lose."