Yes, we should stick with the F-16
No, we need a 5th generation fighter
We should be cutting back on Military spending by 50%
The F-35 isn't the only 5th generation fighter jet we have. The F-22 is also 5th generation and has more reliable and proven capabilities, and will probably be the next generation fighter the military goes for anyway. The F-35 vertical take off capabilities are interesting and are still worth looking into for future advancement. Also people now worship the F-16 while completely ignoring all its early development problems, and was even quoted by one test pilot to be, "Not worth the metal it was made from". If anything, the criticism that the F-35 gets is very similar to the one the F-16 once got. Nothing changes it seems.
it can hover and carry more weapons