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Should Taxpayers Receive A Share Of Profits When Government Invests Taxpayer Dollars?
by Cris Ericson
Tuesday Dec 10th, 2013 9:27 PM
SHOULD TITLE 35 UNITED STATES CODE SECTION 205 BE REPEALED because it prevents
you from reaping the profits of the government's investment of YOUR tax dollars? SHOULD U.S. TAXPAYERS RECEIVE A SHARE OF THE PROFITS
from Lockheed Martin's sales of F-35 strike fighter jets to foreign countries like Canada and Israel, etc.?

SHOULD TITLE 35 UNITED STATES CODE SECTION 205
BE REPEALED
because it prevents
you from reaping the profits of the
government's investment of YOUR
tax dollars?

SHOULD U.S. TAXPAYERS RECEIVE A SHARE OF THE PROFITS
from Lockheed Martin's sales of F-35 strike fighter jets to foreign countries
like Israel in 2016, Canada, etc.
BECAUSE the invention of F-35 strike fighter jets
is costing American taxpayers BILLIONS of dollars?

When our taxpayer dollars are used to invent and design a product,
including war machines, and then those products and war machines
are sold to foreign countries, like Israel and Canada, etc., then
shouldn't we, the people, the taxpayers who paid for the research
and development, receive part of the profit of the sales of these
products and war machines?

Shouldn't the same idea, that taxpayers should receive a share of the
profits on any product which was researched, designed and invented
using taxpayer dollars, also apply to pharmaceutical prescription drugs?
Why should manufacturers of pharmaceutical prescription drugs receive
any taxpayer dollars for research and design and development of new
drugs if we, the people, the investors, the taxpayers, do not receive
a fair share of the profit for our investment of our tax dollars?

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/fighter/a/f35.htm
Expected to be in full production by 2014,
the development of the F-35 Lightning II is being overseen
by the U.S. Defense Department at a cost of $300 billion –
making it one of the most expensive military initiatives in history.

Some of the more impressive capabilities of the F-35 Lightning II
include the ability to travel at supersonic speeds;
the latest stealth technology to keep it off enemy radars;
advanced targeting systems;
and a full suite of cutting edge weapons – including a 25 millimeter cannon,
air-to-air missiles, and 2,000 pound bombs.

The development team is also building in the capability
to carry a NUCLEAR BOMB onboard the aircraft.

The F-35 aircraft is being designed and built by a consortium of aerospace
and defense companies such as Lockheed Martin Corp.,
Northrop Grumann Corp. and BAE Systems.


TITLE 35 UNITED STATES CODE SECTION 205
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/USCODE-2011-title35/USCODE-2011-title35-partII-chap10-sec101/content-detail.html
§205. Confidentiality
Federal agencies are authorized to withhold
from disclosure to the public
information disclosing any invention
in which the Federal Government owns
or may own a right,
title, or interest
(including a nonexclusive license)
for a reasonable time in order for a patent application
to be filed. Furthermore,
Federal agencies shall not be required
to release copies of any document
which is part of an application for patent
filed with the
United States Patent and Trademark Office
or with any foreign patent office.
(Added Pub. L. 96–517, §6(a), Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 3023.)

SHOULD TITLE 35 UNITED STATES CODE SECTION 205 BE REPEALED?

U.S., Lockheed Martin reach deal on Israeli F-35 fighter jets - Haaretz
http://www.haaretz.com/.../u-s-lockheed-martin-reach-deal-on-israeli-f-35-fighter-jets-1.453915
Jul 26, 2012 ... Israel to purchase 20 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets ...

Taxpayers in the US and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft in FY2014
nationalpriorities.org/interactive-data/trade-offs/?state=US...28
For F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft in FY2014,
taxpayers in the US paid $8.4 billion dollars.