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Friday, April 06, 2007

Iowans for Sensible Priorities: Brownback in Burlington

Excerpted from this post at Iowans for Sensible Priorities

Questions: I got to ask three: I asked the Senator, after he stumped on fiscal responsibility, if he would consider cutting weapons programs in the defense budget, like the Osprey, that have shown to be a waste or are not needed and fund Health Care and Cancer Research ( he talked about research in his speech). Also as a follow up question I asked the Senator if he would consider cutting nuclear weapons back considering we had 11,000 of them and are current opponents are only trying to get them. Finally after his speech we chatted for a little bit about cutting back weapons programs. Responses: The response that I got was this. Even though he seemed open and actually positive towards the idea. He felt that we should look at fiscal waste as a whole and that yes even though some weapons programs may be wasteful or not useful to our goal of national defense, there were still other programs out there that were wasting more money.


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