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Frank 'vigorously' opposed to F-22 fighter jet
The Hill ^ | June 23, 2009 | Roxana Tiron

Posted on 06/23/2009 1:33:47 PM PDT by jazusamo

The F-22 Raptor, the most advanced fighter jet in the world, is in a dogfight with a tough adversary: Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.).

Frank, the chairman of the Financial Services Committee, said Tuesday he is “vigorously” opposed to Lockheed Martin’s F-22 fighter jet. Frank has called recent congressional efforts to add more money for the production of the F-22 a “major assault” on President Obama’s efforts to control military spending.

Frank is intent on striking $369 million authorized for the procurement of advance materials and items necessary to build 12 additional F-22s. House defense authorizers, in a surprising move, last week narrowly voted to authorize the money for advance procurement of F-22s the Pentagon would buy in 2011. Frank is offering an amendment to the 2010 defense authorization bill that would restore the $369 million in the environmental cleanup accounts. That money was used as an offset to pay for the advanced procurement of F-22 materials.

The Obama administration has decided to stop production of the F-22 after the 187th aircraft is delivered at the end of 2011 or beginning of 2012. Defense industry and congressional sources see the House defense authorizers’ move as symbolic and likely not leading to the purchase of 12 additional F-22s. For that, Congress would have to find more than $2 billion to buy the actual planes.

Frank is not ready to leave it all to chance. He said the debate over the F-22 is a test for the Obama administration and how it will be able to hold its ground on the F-22 decision. If the administration loses on this proposition, it’s going to “fuel” the appetite of F-22 supporters for even more planes in the future.

Frank is girding for a fight on the House floor during the debate over the 2010 defense authorization bill. The House will take up the bill as early as Wednesday. The House Rules committee was going to weed out amendments starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday so it is yet unclear whether Frank’s amendment will survive.

But the warring over more F-22 funding “will be the only combat the F-22 has engaged in or will engage in,” Frank said. The F-22 has not yet been employed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, or any other conflict zone.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 111th; aerospace; barneyfrank; defensespending; f22; f22raptor; frank; usaf
Bawney and Zer0 sticking together.
1 posted on 06/23/2009 1:33:47 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

If they report that the jet is gay, Frank will vote for it.


2 posted on 06/23/2009 1:34:43 PM PDT by lormand (b. Hussein Obama - hard on flies, soft on terrorists)
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To: jazusamo

Why is this organism still drawing breath?


3 posted on 06/23/2009 1:35:00 PM PDT by rahbert ("When Democrats are in charge, stupid things happen"..)
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To: rahbert

“Why is this organism still drawing breath?”

A cocktail of efavirenz + tenofovir + emtricitabine and other anti-retroviral drugs.


4 posted on 06/23/2009 1:37:59 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: jazusamo
Hey Bawney!...Stick to issues you like. Leave the adult decisions for the adults!...
5 posted on 06/23/2009 1:38:07 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: jazusamo

6 posted on 06/23/2009 1:38:28 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb

Great pic, thanks. Already copied it!


7 posted on 06/23/2009 1:41:01 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Easy prediction: O admin will greatly reduce our defense budgets.

China will be pleased.


8 posted on 06/23/2009 1:42:42 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: aculeus

No doubt about it and it won’t hurt Putin’s feelings either.


9 posted on 06/23/2009 1:44:48 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: lormand

They should paint a giant penis on it. He will probably want 1000’s of them.


10 posted on 06/23/2009 1:49:18 PM PDT by Anti-Kenyan
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To: jazusamo

Lockheed Martin needs to make a significant donation to some of Barney’s PACs. Who do they think they are?


11 posted on 06/23/2009 1:50:30 PM PDT by marron
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To: jazusamo

If Bawney Fwank is “vigorously opposed”, that makes me love the F-22 all the more!


12 posted on 06/23/2009 1:52:01 PM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: jazusamo
Frank has called recent congressional efforts to add more money for the production of the F-22 a “major assault” on President Obama’s efforts to control military spending.

Eviscerate the military is more like ... Barney and Zero hate America ... it shows in everything they do.

13 posted on 06/23/2009 1:52:19 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Anti-Kenyan
"They should paint a giant penis on it. He will probably want 1000’s of them. "

ROFLMAO

14 posted on 06/23/2009 1:55:15 PM PDT by lormand (b. Hussein Obama - hard on flies, soft on terrorists)
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To: rahbert

Hopefully a terrorist that snuck across the border with some anthrax will release some just before Barney draws a breath.

A person would be hard-pressed to find a more anti-American cretin than Barney Frank. He’s worse than Al Franken and Keith Olbermann combined, and that’s saying a lot!


15 posted on 06/23/2009 1:56:19 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Jewbacca

Given Barney’s desire to legalize pot, do you think he’s just “blowing smoke” on the F-22?


16 posted on 06/23/2009 1:57:09 PM PDT by easttennesseejohn
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To: marron
"Lockheed Martin needs to make a significant donation to some of Barney’s PACs. Who do they think they are?"

I hear he takes in quite a bit from FUDGEPAC.

17 posted on 06/23/2009 1:58:31 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Jewbacca

Given Barney’s desire to legalize pot, do you think he’s just “blowing smoke” on the F-22?


18 posted on 06/23/2009 1:59:02 PM PDT by easttennesseejohn
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To: Joe 6-pack

Great reply! Thanks for the humor.


19 posted on 06/23/2009 2:01:28 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: ArrogantBustard

Like an elderly drag queen, Barney expects the F-15 airframe to make do with a few enhancements. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the same structural system as the B-52 BUFF, which is expected to be in the inventory until 2040, almost 90 years since the B-52A introduction.


20 posted on 06/23/2009 2:12:42 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: jazusamo
Congressman Frank YOU are the cause of our financial issues. You would rather spend money on condoms for kids, abortions for under-aged girls and every government handout entitlement you can think of which is the greater part of our debt and government...MEANWHILE the National Defense, which is ACTUALLY CALLLED FOR in our Constitution, unlike the other things you love, only gets 2-3 % of GDP.

You, are a liar and a thief.

21 posted on 06/23/2009 2:13:25 PM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: 12Gauge687

I’m sure Barney Fag is an expert on elderly drag queens ... not so sure he knows anything useful about aeronautics.


22 posted on 06/23/2009 2:16:06 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: jazusamo

Why Is that filthy Pervert on display for the world? We Must to look completely insane to our enemies with a behavior challenged moron calling the shots on our weaponry.


23 posted on 06/23/2009 2:20:28 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: jazusamo

Frank is girding his loins for this fight.... He must have been spurned by a fighter jock when making homosexual advances. It’s personal now!


24 posted on 06/23/2009 2:20:28 PM PDT by AKSurprise ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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To: 12Gauge687; All

I have seen a few “conservatives” called for the end of the F-22 also..


25 posted on 06/23/2009 2:21:43 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: Anti-Kenyan

Either that or name it Unicorn


26 posted on 06/23/2009 2:22:42 PM PDT by highnoon (This country was founded by religious nuts with guns. – P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: jazusamo

Having that crook anywhere near the purse strings of the U.S. military is an affront to common sensibility.

How about he cut out millions from the Fannie/Freddie ‘support’ budgets and order them to cease and desist from making political contributions...


27 posted on 06/23/2009 2:34:38 PM PDT by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: 2CAVTrooper

Ping for later read


28 posted on 06/23/2009 2:35:48 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (If a muslim terrorist contracts swine flu, does he still get his 72 virgins?)
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To: BlueNgold

You’ve got that right, there’s no one more unqualified on defense spending than this turkey plus he has an axe to grind on ‘don’t ask’.


29 posted on 06/23/2009 2:40:16 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: lormand

Bawney don’t like jets, Bawney like pot


30 posted on 06/23/2009 2:44:58 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Mac Conchradha - "Skeagh mac en chroe"- Skaghvicencrowe)
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To: ICE-FLYER

>Congressman Frank YOU are the cause of our financial issues. You would rather spend money on condoms for kids, abortions for under-aged girls and every government handout entitlement you can think of which is the greater part of our debt and government...MEANWHILE the National Defense, which is ACTUALLY CALLLED FOR in our Constitution, unlike the other things you love, only gets 2-3 % of GDP.
>
>You, are a liar and a thief.

Agreed.


31 posted on 06/23/2009 2:56:08 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Just WOW!


32 posted on 06/23/2009 3:14:55 PM PDT by tanuki (The only color of a leader that should matter is the color of his spine.)
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To: aculeus

“Easy prediction: O admin will greatly reduce our defense budgets.

China will be pleased.”

Yeah no kidding.

I can’t remember what it was exactly off hand but since 2006, China has either increased their military spending or it’s size by 50%

All the while traitors like frank and Zer0 demand defense cuts.


33 posted on 06/24/2009 8:28:20 AM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (If a muslim terrorist contracts swine flu, does he still get his 72 virgins?)
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To: easttennesseejohn

“Given Barney’s desire to legalize pot, do you think he’s just “blowing smoke” on the F-22?”

Smoke ain’t the only thing he blows.

/sarc


34 posted on 06/24/2009 8:30:27 AM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (If a muslim terrorist contracts swine flu, does he still get his 72 virgins?)
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To: 2CAVTrooper

Want a nightmare? China demands payment of what we owe. We can’t pay. China then demands transfer of (say) six aircraft carriers. Obama agrees.


35 posted on 06/24/2009 8:43:10 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: KevinDavis

Yeah.

The only thing I’ve been against is the constant tinkering and adding new mission requirements such as the ability to drop bombs.


36 posted on 06/24/2009 8:51:00 AM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (If a muslim terrorist contracts swine flu, does he still get his 72 virgins?)
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To: aculeus

“Want a nightmare? China demands payment of what we owe. We can’t pay. China then demands transfer of (say) six aircraft carriers. Obama agrees.”

Wouldn’t surprise me one bit for him to do something like that.


37 posted on 06/24/2009 8:55:46 AM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (If a muslim terrorist contracts swine flu, does he still get his 72 virgins?)
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To: jazusamo
Ewww!

The very idea of that fat faerie doing anything vigorously makes my gorge rise.

38 posted on 06/24/2009 8:57:38 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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