Rep. Frank: Boehner should tax his wealthy friends if he wants to continue Afghan war

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 21:16 EDT
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Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) said on MSNBC’s The Last Word Wednesday that President Barack Obama’s plan to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan was disappointing, but not as disappointing as House Speaker John Boehner’s response to the plan.

“If Mr. Boehner believes that it is so essential to keep troops there indefinitely, then he ought to be willing to tax some of his wealthy friends,” he said.

Frank added that Obama’s plan is “not good enough” and thought it was unfair to characterize those who want a swift withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan as isolationists.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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