The F-22 has been okayed to fly again, after being grounded, cleared, grounded, then cleared once more—all within a year. And yet, the Air Force hasn’t fixed the plane’s life threatening flaw. It doesn’t seem like it cares.
The F-22 is not a fighter aircraft. It is not a weapon of war.
It is, primarily, a means to divert Federal funds to businesses located in Republican districts. That is all.
It doesn’t matter if the plane doesn’t actually fly. Even if it doesn’t fly, it still “works”, because it sinks billions into the economies of Georgia, Alabama, Texas and Missouri. Thats what they mean when they say that the F-22 “works”.