Saturday, October 25, 2008

Barney Frank: Let's Reduce Defense Spending 25%

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Hey, we need to get those who have been repeatedly beaten down by evil capitalists some money asap so we'll just take 25% of our military funding while we're at war to do it:

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said Democrats will push for a stimulus package after the November election, and called for a package reducing defense spending by 25 percent while saying Congress will "eventually" raise taxes.

Frank told the editorial board of the SouthCoast Standard-Times that he wanted to reduce defense spending by a quarter, meaning the United States would have to withdraw from Iraq sooner.

"The people of Iraq want us out, and we want to stay over their objection," he said. "It's extraordinary."

Frank also said the post-election stimulus package will focus on spending for building projects, extending unemployment benefits, and further supporting states' healthcare costs. "We'll have to raise taxes ultimately," Frank said. "Not now, but eventually." Frank told the Standard-Times that if Democrats cannot secure the votes they need in November, they will try again in January, when they will likely have stronger majorities in the House and Senate.
So Rep. Frank wants to make sure our infrastructure, unemployment benefits and health care is intact at the expense of our military. That'll make Osama bin Laden really happy.

People like Frank will ensure that 2010 looks like 1994 all over again. We have two weeks to make our case that these people will destroy America. It's probably too damn late.


Anonymous said...

So Barney wants the US to be 25% weaker??? Our enemies in Iraq and Mid East love this--all they have to do is wait and we will be out of their way so they can claim victory. Might as well get out of Afganistan too--give them everything.
One way to save a few taxpayer dollars is for all Congressmen/Senators and President/VP reduce their staff by 25% or better 50%--and cut their salaries and benefits by 25%.
Oh, If all the illegal immigrants went away, would there be jobs for everyone and fewer states needing bailouts?
Suggest lobbiests be banned from DC--think how beneficial to US.
Stop all Federal Grants until Base Closure (BRAC) type committees can be formed and can review all Grants.
Same with foreign aid.
Same with all Federal agencies/committees/etc. Many could be combined or cancelled.
Obama chose not to visit wounded soldiers (because cameras were not allowed)--why should anyone think he will take care of us???? Some commander in chief, huh.

Anonymous said...

Why is she calling him Uncle? Weird.

Yeah Obama hates unborn children and now wounded soldiers...