Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Joe Lieberman Would Like To Use Social Security Money To Fund The War On Terror

Echoing neocon sentiments of the last administration, Joe Lieberman indicated during the debt ceiling debates on the Senate floor today that the US should divert funds from Social Security and Medicare in order to fight "Islamist extremists."  This is a reiteration of a position war-hungry John Bolton made last April on Fox News.

"I want to indicate today to my colleagues that Senator Coburn and I are working again on a bipartisan proposal to secure Social Security over the long term, we hope to have that done in time. To also forward to the special committee for their consideration. So, bottom line, we can’t protect these entitlements and also have the national defense we need to protect us in a dangerous world while we’re at war with Islamist extremists who attacked us on 9/11 and will be for a long time to come."

This, of course, is entirely out of step with newest American sentiment, as polls indicate that we would rather cut defense spending (the largest in the world, mind you) in order to preserve key social programs.  When is this dinosaur going to get voted out of office?

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