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Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, the senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, talks to Steve Inskeep about his opinion on the S&P credit downgrade. Frank says the U.S. spends too much money being the military policemen of the world.

Steve Inskeep pounds Barney Frank for not admitting that Social Security is responsible for our deficit.  When the honorable Barney Frank refuses, he is cut off.  Heard on KQED in the 4:00 a.m. Morning Edition.  NPR is not releasing this until 9:00 a.m. EDST. Will NPR have the courage to repeat this?