Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul wants to bring U.S. armed forces home from Iraq and Afghanistan, and one way to achieve that goal might be to pull the plug on their air conditioning. In a statement made during Wednesday's GOP debate, Paul lamented the "$20 billion" spent pumping AC into tents around Afghanistan and Iraq where American military personnel are stationed.
Paul, who declared that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is broke, offered his idea for addressing the agency's funding concerns. Paul suggested that the $20 billion spent on troops' AC should be brought home, where he would then "take ten [billion] off the debt and put ten [billion] into FEMA" or another program like child health care.
"But I tell you if we took AC out of the green zone, our troops would come home and that would make me happy," Paul declared.
But if our service men and women could not be brought home and instead were to remain in Iraq and Afghanistan, would Paul really want them to go without air conditioning in the sweltering desert?
Listen to Paul's comments and share your thoughts below: