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Apocalypse
06-11-2010, 02:37 PM
Panel commissioned by Barney Frank recommends nearly $1T in defense cuts

By Roxana Tiron – 06/11/10

A panel commissioned by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is recommending nearly $1 trillion in cuts to the Pentagon’s budget during the next 10 years.

The Sustainable Defense Task Force, a commission of scholars from a broad ideological spectrum appointed by Frank, the House Financial Services Committee chairman, laid out actions the government could take that could save as much as $960 billion between 2011 and 2020.

Measures presented by the task force include making significant reductions to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, which has strong support from Defense Secretary Robert Gates; delaying the procurement of a new midair refueling tanker the Air Force has identified as one of its top acquisition priorities; and reducing the Navy’s fleet to 230 ships instead of the 313 eyed by the service…

Frank on Friday warned that if he can’t convince Congress to act in the “general direction” of the task force recommendation, “then every other issue will suffer.” Not cutting the Pentagon’s budget could lead to higher taxes and spending cuts detrimental to the environment, housing and highway construction.

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/102677-panel-commissioned-by-barney-frank-recommends-nearly-1t-in-defense-cuts-to-close-deficit

PoliCon
06-11-2010, 02:45 PM
http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo290/mindyobeeznis/defensespendingGDP.jpg

FlaGator
06-11-2010, 02:55 PM
Perhaps the military can start by cutting payroll and discharging all the homosexuals. Some how I don't think that this what Barney has in mind.

lacarnut
06-11-2010, 03:39 PM
This shit happens every time a Democratic Prez is elected. Weapon systems will be scrapped. The fool in the W.H. does not have a clue. Barney Fag Frank can eat shit and die.

PoliCon
06-11-2010, 03:49 PM
I thought Frank was retiring . . .

warpig
06-11-2010, 08:51 PM
Frank's is always wanting to cut the Defense budget. He thinks we can just be friends with our enemies.

PC Guy
06-11-2010, 08:57 PM
Frank's is always wanting to cut the Defense budget. He thinks we can just be friends with our enemies.

Every leftist believes every living person is to hold hands together with one another and sing kumbaya.:rolleyes:

warpig
06-11-2010, 09:01 PM
One of the biggest problems with these people is that they have never experienced the dark side of human nature. If they had, then they would understand.