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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Democrats Already Planning 25% Cut in Military Spending with Obama as President - Video

Democrat House Financial Services Committee Chairman, Rep. Barney Frank, told an editorial board yesterday that he is ready to call for a 25% cut in military spending once Barack Obama is elected President:

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."

"I was teasing (U.S. Rep.) Jack Murtha (a key supporter of military budgets) and I said to him, 'For the first time, somebody else has got a bill that's almost as big as yours.' We don't need all these fancy new weapons. I think there needs to be additional review."
This should surprise no one. Months ago, Barack Obama said he would cut military spending and stop the development of new weapons systems. It may be that the majority of Americans want exactly that. But voters should be under no illusions as to what they are getting with Obama as President working together with a Liberal-Democrat controlled Congress:

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