Barney Frank Uses Boston Bombings To Promote An Even Bigger Government

April 16, 2013 3:29 pmViews: 2669

Barney Frank Boston Marathon bombings


The purveyors of a large and centralized government never miss an opportunity to promote an even bigger government, so in light of the bombings at the Boston Marathon yesterday, Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts to the opportunity to praise the nanny state. In an interview on CNN, Congressman Frank said that people should not, "belittle public employees" and "talk about their pensions" but instead we should be very thankful for the "well funded, function government" we have.

Unfortunately, what the flamboyant Representative Frank fails to realize is that most people considering themselves patriots would agree that how public service employees and first responders reacted in Boston is exactly the role government should take. Not many people would disagree with that because we believe the function of government is to provide for our foreign and domestic security and to punish evildoers. What we don't like is government interference in business with intrusive regulations, government waste such as the millions Obama and family spend on vacations and being transported to those vacations, an intrusive and snooping government, perks that the ruling elite have access to that the common folk do not and a whole host of other wasteful abuses.

Instead of expressing sorrow for the victims and outrage at the perpetrators, Congressman Frank gets his moment on TV to lobby for larger government and creates a straw man that very few, if any, are arguing against. Here is some of what Frank had to say when given the chance to comment on the Boston bombings. Watch the video after reading the transcript below:

“I’m glad you raised that, because it gives me a chance to make a point I’ve felt strongly about. In this terrible situation, let’s be very grateful that we had a well-funded, functioning government. It is very fashionable in America, and has been for some time to criticize government, belittle public employees, talk about their pensions, talk about what people think … of [their] health care. Here we saw government in two ways perform very well. … I never was as a member of Congress one of the cheerleaders for less government, lower taxes. No tax cut would have helped us deal with this or will help us recover. This is very expensive.”

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