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Congressman Barney Frank -- The Emperor Has Too Many Clothes: The Deficit, the Pentagon and the Quality of Life in America

Speaker(s): Barney Frank
Date: Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Time: 7:00pm

Congressman Barney Frank discussed defense spending and other issues as they relate to the national debt. Rep. Frank argued that many domestic programs will be subject to budget cuts at the expense of overspending on defense. He cited examples of redundancy in our national defense strategies, and suggested scaling back permanent US military presence abroad.