Barney Frank says the cost of the war in Iraq would more than have paid for the Democrat health care reform. But the war in Iraq has cost only 2/3 of a trillion dollars so far, which is less than what the CBO predicts the health care plan would cost. And these governmental estimates tend to be way low, anyway, as they were in the case of Medicare. Of course, their estimates of the cost of war tend to be low, too.
In all the yelling it seems the town hall protesters aren’t challenging Frank on this simple point.