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Barney Frank Wants to Cut Defense Budget by 25 Percent

1:36 PM, Oct 24, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Via The Hill's Michael O'Brien, Barney Frank tells us how he plans to pay for all of Obama's new government programs:

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said Democrats will push for a stimulus package after the November election, and called for a package reducing defense spending by 25 percent while saying Congress will "eventually" raise taxes.

Frank told the editorial board of the SouthCoast Standard-Times that he wanted to reduce defense spending by a quarter, meaning the United States would have to withdraw from Iraq sooner.

(Hat tip: Jennifer Rubin)