155 responses to “Ron Paul and Barney Frank: Cut Military Spending!”

  1. Gu77ed

    Ok, can someone explain something to me?
    I am looking for comments from Ron about why he voted against cutting off funding for the Libyan debacle.
    He and Bachmann both voted nay on H R 2278 “To limit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for United States Armed Forces in support of North Atlantic Treaty Organization Operation Unified Protector with respect to Libya, unless otherwise specifically authorized by law”
    which puts them among such lovely Americans as Pelosi, Rangel and Waxman…

    What is the reasoning for someone (RP) who wants to withdraw from every where as a good way to save money, essentially give Obama the ability to keep waging an illegal war?

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    1. Gu77ed

      I have figured it out:

      The bill did not cut funding, it provides limited funding, which is a implicit endorsement of Obama for a "limited funding" war. If it had passed, the House would have no legal remedies in the future as they "endorsed him" with limited funding.
      It is complicated, but very devious by whoever wrote the bill...
      And kudos to Ron Paul for sidestepping this landmine!

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  2. David

    Sounds to me we have a couple of guys that know what the hells going on and have some good ideas, lets hope the slackers and those seeking the limelight dont get in there and muck it all up. You guys go and get it, I'm with youse

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  3. observant citizen

    We have about 18 million people out of work in the united states, yet we continue this insane global policy to rebuild nations with trillions of dollars that is making us a debtor country. The only solution is to stop and first rebuild our nation, provide jobs (goverment at first) and lower corporate taxes for a substain real growth within 5 years. There must be concentrated effort to raise taxes on corporations that outsource employment and manufacturing to bring back jobs to the USA. We need to share the wealth in the USA, that is setup taxation that would prevent CEO's getting 100 million dollar salaries and force corporations to invest in R&D and employment. Also, a concerted effort to reduce to deficit as we did under Clinton would bring back prosperity to the USA.

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  4. SG875

    The problem is that we can't afford nation building. We can't afford our domestic programs and our military operations let alone spend billions (if not trillions) to prop up failing governments around the world. This is not even taking in to consideration whether or not nation building is even effective or not. Throughout the years the US has spent disgusting amounts of money trying to give the world democracy and it always fails. You have to acknowledge the fact that many cultures around the world are not compatible with democracy and economic liberalism.

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  5. GOPforever8374

    Ron Paul and most liberals are just totally ignorant of foreign policy. They don't hate us because we occupy their countries. They hate us because we support the state of israel. If we didn't occupy a single country, they'd attack us for supporting Israel, just like they attack our European allies for it. They want Americans dead, and they need to be defeated. Let our military - the strongest the world has ever known - do its job and eliminate our enemies.

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    1. SG875

      OR... how about not occupying countries and not supporting Israel. Israel is plenty strong and can fight it's own battles. We usually get in Israel's way anyway.

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  6. Chad9976

    Get us out of every country unless they ask for us to be there and will pay for us to be there!

    Our foreign policy is simply glorified imperialism.

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  7. Jordan Nemer

    After we end all the foreign aid and we stop all millitary bases outside of the usa but idk about guantanamo bay but with all that money we save should be used for like Securing our Border!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Have a real national security strategy!!

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  8. Fike2308

    RON PAUL :)

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  9. eeddjj11

    Opposite ends of the political spectrum? We need to stop seeing it as a line because it is more complex than that.

    We need to improve our country to the point that Liberals and Libertarians will stop agreeing on the most important changes required in our government. In other words, stop throwing money and our military strength away on Afghanistan and Iraq. The future of our country depends on keeping it strong.

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  10. kestainbrook

    Barney Frank wants to bring our troops home from everywhere EXCEPT Afghanistan?? I'm sorry but it has to be an all or nothing deal. He's only saying stay in Afghanistan because his buddy Obama is escalating the fighting there, and Frank doesn't want to defy him.

    Ron Paul 2012!

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