The US government could pay for the cost of tuition-free public higher education for every student in the US until 2039. In stead they prefer to put the money needed into a project called F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. That's a war plane that's unable to fly, climb or turn. It's practically incapable of carrying bombs and at least until 2019 it is unable to fire its own guns due to a software malfunction. That's right: someone decided it's a great idea to pay 1,45 trillion (that really is a whole lot of money. You can basically buy the countries they are planning on bombing.) dollars for something that's no more than a overgrown toy fantasy.