Daily Archives: August 28, 2010

Barney Frank and Ron Paul’s Campaign to Cut $1 Trillion From The Pentagon by Gregory Hilton

Representatives Barney Frank (D-MA), Ron Paul (R-TX), and Walter Jones (R-NC), along with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) are advocating $1 trillion in Pentagon budget reductions.

The House and Senate will go back in session on September 14th, and liberal lawmakers will almost immediately try to start a battle over next year’s defense budget. This is a significant development because the left has been silent about Pentagon spending for so long. During the 1970s and ’80s, cutting the Defense Department budget was a top liberal priority. It was a major theme in the presidential campaigns of Democratic nominees such as Senator George McGovern (1972), Walter Mondale (1984) and Gov. Michael Dukakis (1988). Continue reading