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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Dereliction of Duty

Barney Frank, Adam Henry

It's disgusting that Rep. Barney Frank has been able to deflect all blame for his major role in the economic meltdown, when he should be facing ethics violations - if not criminal charges - at the very least.

While Frank was on the House Banking Committee, his live-in boyfriend was Fannie Mae executive Herb Moses. No conflict of interest there, right? Frank was also taking money from Fannie Mae, was rallying against Republican attempts to head off the current crisis and was insisting that everything was fine all the while. How this man remains in office is beyond me.

Now Frank is proposing radical cuts to the military:
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.

Let's see, we are engaged in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, have hit targets in both Pakistan and Syria lately, and are facing a looming conflict with Iran. Oh, and those pesky Russians and Chinese are increasing their own military production and efforts around the world on a large scale. Sounds like the perfect time to diminish our military, doesn't it?

Frank is worthless and it's sad that he is getting a free pass when he should be in jail, along with every other crooked politician that has been screwing us for so long.

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