With friends like Rep. Bill Owens, who needs friends?
Our current congressman turned his back on Fort Drum today by opposing a bill (H.R. 5652) that would protect our military from $78 billion in cuts -- an amount even the Obama administration warned would have "destructive effects on national security."
By opposing the bill, Owens protected the wallets of some of his biggest donors - unions and trial lawyers -- as well as the pockets of his friends in Congress, who the bill targeted to pay more toward their Cadillac-type pension plans.
The legislation will save $238 billion in taxpayer money over 10 years, proving once again that the Democrat may claim he's working to "put our fiscal house in order" but is actually doing the exact opposite.
"Once again, my opponent has shown a real weakness on protecting our military," said Matt Doheny, a Republican candidate for Congress. "This past summer, he voted to cut half a trillion in defense in the future for the ability to keep up his reckless spending spree. Now that the first bill is coming due, Owens would rather protect ObamaCare, stimulus funds, a government-funded bailout of banks and tax breaks for illegal aliens more than our fighting men and women overseas. I think it's shameful. It's wrong for upstate New York. And it's wrong for America."