Time to start paying for Iraq America

Posted: 10/03/2007 by Floyd in Labels: , , ,
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Well time to start paying for this mess may be sooner than later, if I am reading the article's right? I have harped so much on this blog about paying for this money pit that I start scanning the news early this morning and low and behold it is on my screen and it really is not news to me I mean you figure that sooner or later someone is going to have to ante up and that someone is us my friends, these article's are just touching the iceberg on the money pit known as Iraq.
The tax will range from 2% on the low tier to 15% on the big white-collar folks, it is start to sounding like a bad credit card, I figure 'our' take is probably from 8-10 percent give or take a few percent. A lot of the white-collar are holding up the war banner so they should be feeling pretty at ease now paying for the money pit. Apparently it is applied to the Iraq war and not Afghanistan,,"We need to stop pretending that this war doesn't cost anything," Obey said. The Wisconsin Democrat said the "war surtax" would only be applied to the costs of the Iraq campaign, not Afghanistan.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey said that there is no sense of shared sacrifice since the federal government continues to borrow billions of dollars to fund this crusade (sarcasm interjected)."George Bush compared the war in Iraq to the Revolutionary War," McGovern added. "If he really believes that, he should be asking everybody to sacrifice. For those of us who are against this war, who think it's a tragedy, the only thing that makes this tragedy worse is that the cost of this war falls on the backs of my kids and grand kids. If you don't like this war, and you don't want to pay taxes, then fight doubly hard against this war."
Meanwhile; “The president is asking Congress to appropriate an additional supplemental request of almost $200 billion,” the appropriations chairman, Representative David R. Obey, Democrat of Wisconsin, said at a news conference. “I have no intention of reporting out of committee anytime in this session of Congress any such request that simply serves to continue the status quo.”
Yesterday a bill was passed to give the Bush administration two months to present to Congress it's plans for withdrawal of combat forces, well at least they are talking about other things than Rush Limbaugh and move on dot org,I think this pity dainty stuff took up valuable time to do something constructive. But think about it,,do you see anything really coming of this? Majority leader Hoyer said our objective is to change course in Iraq, I wonder if he really believes this? A lot of time has been wasted on this Limbaugh and move on dot org, first, who listens to Rush? The guy is unbalanced why would I waste time on trying to best an idiot? Move on dot org, let'em advertise and move on, my point is that Congress and the Senate involved also is wasting time chasing shadows when they should be concentrating on how to end this mess and grow a spine and just do it, don't worry about what Rush says or move on dot org, they act like a bunch of kids on recess.
One other statement by Nancy;"Some have suggested that shared sacrifice should take the form of a draft; others have suggested a surtax. Those who oppose a tax and the draft also should oppose the President's war. Just as I have opposed the war from the outset, I am opposed to a draft and I am opposed to a war surtax."
That is a good statement in itself but let's look at reality and the cold hard truth, and that is,,someone will have to pay for this mess that goes without saying, then why not lay it on the table for all to see, either us or our grand kids will have to pay for these blunders and to stand and tell the American people I am opposed to means of paying for the war, is only kidding oneself.
Pay Up America
New York Times
Within Reason,all it takes is tax money
Move On dot org; General Betray Us
Rush Limbagh needs to apologize?


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2 comments:

  1. Carol says:

    War "surtax" and what are they calling the death toll?

  1. Floyd says:

    Glad to see you Carol, I knew this has got to be coming, we spend billions on this war a staggering amount and it will be us taxpayers who will pay in the end. Just today a veto occurred on health care for children, we can find billions to sponsor this war but just can't seem to find any to help our children, it's a national tragedy.