Hawkeye 10( with his usual pointed evidence) laid Boxer and her cronies out!
Re: Foofie (Post 3682279)
Is a majority of her constituency ultra-liberal, and perhaps anti-military?
In Congress Boxer made a name for herself as a staunch opponent of defense spending. She opposed the costs of stealth aircraft and the Patriot missile, pushing repeated floor amendments in the house to cut government spending for these projects. Boxer also voted against funding for the Nicaraguan contras. In addition, she lent support to the Congressional Black Caucus in its recommendation that the defense budget be cut in half.
Boxer became best known as a representative for publicizing particularly egregious cases of wasteful military spending. Posing for photographers with a $7, 622 coffee pot for a cargo plane, and a $600 toilet seat cover, she dramatized the issue of government excess, bringing public pressure to bear on efforts to reform government procurement. As a result of these efforts, Boxer was able to take partial credit for a series of military procurement reform amendments, which included a 1988 measure to protect whistle-blowers, and a measure to allow competitive bidding for contracts to provide spare parts to the military. Despite her best efforts, however, Boxer was unable to keep the Presidio, a historical military base in San Francisco, off the list of military bases to eventually be closed
Rep. Barbara Boxer (D-Greenbrae), whose Bay Area colleagues face a number of possible base closings and consolidations, engaged in a sharp exchange with Budget Director Richard G. Darman at a House Budget Committee hearing Tuesday.
"This is an intimidation tactic by the Administration which is saying that, if we move against the defense budget, there will be a lot of pain for us," she asserted.
Darman rejoined: "If you are going to have substantial troop reductions, you are going to have base closings
though I was living in Monterey at the time (wife military) and the way I remember it SF and CAL politicians were being all around dicks to all of the branches of the military, making it expensive and difficult to run the SF area bases. The Pentagon and most the the rest of Official Washington Sent SF area politicians a giant "**** you" by fighting to close all of the SF bases, which was accomplished. (Alameda, treasure Island, Oakland Terminal and so on)