Poor Barney. He just can't keep his trap closed. Taking his cue from Barry O, Barney's eager to “spread the wealth.” He's ready for a stimulus and guess who's hide will be cut? The military, of course!
After the November election, Democrats will push for a second economic stimulus package that includes money for the states' stalled infrastructure projects, along with help paying for healthcare expenses, food stamps and extended unemployment benefits, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said Thursday.
In a meeting with the editorial board of The Standard-Times, Rep. Frank, D-Mass., also called for a 25 percent cut in military spending, saying the Pentagon has to start choosing from its many weapons programs, and that upper-income taxpayers are going to see an increase in what they are asked to pay. >The military cuts also mean getting out of Iraq sooner, he said.
“The people of Iraq want us out, and we want to stay over their objection,” he said. “It's extraordinary.” The Maliki government in Iraq “can't sell (the withdrawal deal with the U.S.) because it sounds like we're going to stay too long.
Question: With Barney chopping away at the military budget, how will a President Obama invade Pakistan, his target in the war on terror? What will he use for leverage when he sits down with Dinner Jacket over in Iran? Beyond the spread-the-wealth talking points, someone should telegraph Barney Sen. Obama's foreign policy portfolio. Barney's vision isn' t exactly aligned with the standard bearer of his party.