Skip to comments.Frank and Colleagues (Ron Paul!!!) Scrutinize Military Spending [Shortened Title]
Posted on 06/18/2010 4:44:43 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
As Congress considers appropriating hundreds of billions of dollars in funding for the Department of Defense, a bipartisan group of legislators today announced an initiative to urge the Presidents deficit reduction commission to reduce military spending as part of government efforts to address the budget deficit. At a press conference today, Representatives Barney Frank (D-MA), Ron Paul (R-TX), and Walter Jones (R-NC), along with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), released a copy of their joint letter to the Presidents National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and outlined their plans for forcing serious consideration of spending that has long been considered a sacred cow.
The four of us strongly believe that unless there is a substantial reduction in American military spending over a ten-year period, close to slightly over a trillion dollars, you simply cannot deal with deficit reduction in a way that is economically and socially responsible, said Congressman Frank.
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Getting out the popcorn. :-)
Beautiful, VR. ;)
I wonder if Frank and Paul will meet at Frank’s house for a nice glass of wine and sit by the fire while they study the budget.
Surprised why? Thanks Virginia Ridgerunner.
"He's supportive of our troops," Bernier said. "He's just saying we should take a look at taking care of our own instead of taking care of the rest of the world."
Yeah, right. These leeches just want money for their own pet projects to keep getting votes from their parasitic voter base. Meanwhile, our troops get the short end of the stick.
Sorry, I should have mentioned where this quote came from. It came from the article in the opening post. It’s the last quote in the article.
At the end of the joint letter, check out who some of the members of the “commission” are with....
“commission” should read” task force.”
Paul in bed with Frank. Heh!
Well it will help pay for Paul’s earmarks don’t you know.
Defend this, Paultard...
Or bath house.
Interesting how the PaulBots decide who is pure but can always find excuses for Ron Paul and some of their other
phony conservatives when they side with Liberals and the
Then lets do away with Police Depts., they cost money too.
Just tell everyone to be good and that way there will be no need for the police.
He says the cuts are for deficit reduction. The reality is that these cuts are to fund other government "initiatives."
Money? It’s about the constitution... Why even have one right?
Methinks your username should be ‘doobie’, cause that’s some stuff you’re smokin’.
In an age of $1.5 Trillion Dollar Deficits, does somebody want to explain to me why we've still got over 80,000 troops defending Germany? Italy? France fer crying out loud?
Let "Old Europe" defend itself. With the Economy suffering the worst downturn since the Great Depression, any dimwitted Paul-Hater who DOESN'T look to Cut the massive Defense Subsidies we provide for numerous countries which don't need it is not a Conservative at all -- they're just a slack-jawed idiot.
Game, set, match.
It is amazing some of crap being funded by DoD. Of course a lot have to do with earmarks from Congress (e.g., extra Gulfstreams to fund Pelosi’s trips home). But there are also stupid waste, fraud, and abuse programs to further objectives other than was is best for the warfighter.
For example, the F-22 is an awesome aircraft, but where is the upgrade/replacement for the A-10 Warthog? Most of the AF brass hate it because it is not sexy (fighter or bomber). The AF A-10 pilots love it, and so does the Army. But it about took an act of God to get them into the fight for operation Anaconda (2002).
Never could understand why people with no military knowledge somehow know more than professionals. You wouldn’t let your plumber prescribe life-impacting medicine. So why should Congress overrule the generals on what equipment they need? Advise, inform but not dictate.
How does reducing men and materiel make us safer? Or is this DeathCare revisited?
You’re correct. Sad that we cannot find any common ground even when /if it makes sense.
I’m sick of the Yourapeons getting a free ride.
Not hard to defend at all. It is akin to the pro-warrior alliance with Joe Lieberman (an advocate of socialized medicine and stimulus plans) who has been much praised here for his support of an interventionist foreign policy. If you also attacked that alliance, you might have a right to throw stones at the "Paultards." Did you?
I note that the pro-world policers absolutely had no problem with their alliance on specific issues with Joe Lieberman (a defender of Obama care).
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