Boehner Blasts Frank For ' Incredibly Irresponsible' Statements

House Minority Leader John Boehner is seizing on comments made by Democratic Rep. Barney Frank, after Frank suggested to a local newspaper that Democrats should slash the defense budget by up to 25 percent and eventually may have to raise taxes on the rich.

“Chairman Frank’s plans are not only wrong, but incredibly irresponsible,” Boehner said in a statement. “Yet, they are just a taste of the extreme policies we’ll be seeing in Washington if Democrats are given complete control.”

“How can anyone defend raising taxes in the face of an economic slowdown or slashing defense spending the midst of two wars?”