DEMOCRATS WANT TO ADD A “WAR SURTAX” TO HELP PAY FOR MORE TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN…

Posted on November 25, 2009. Filed under: News And Politics... |

"If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time."

—President Abraham Lincoln

 
Since Obama’s been in office, he has outspent every previous president in history with his Stimulus and Omnibus bills, but he didn’t stop there.  The Omnibus bill alone contained 9,287 pork projects at a cost of nearly $13 Trillion with an additional $123 Billion for programs for which government auditors could find no evidence of success.  A good portion of that money could have gone to our military in the fight against terrorism and some of that money could have gone to small businesses to help stimulate the economy.  Unfortunately, Obama’s priorities are way off balance and the money that we don’t even have went to bail out Wall Street and huge conglomerates, with nothing going to small businesses—the primary reason why unemployment is now at 10.2%.  Instead of giving these Trillions of dollars to those corrupt money pits, why didn’t it go to small businesses to help stimulate the economy, and to the military to support the fight against terrorism and to protect our soldiers who are in the line of fire each and every day?
 
Now the Obama administration is further burdening American taxpayers while we’re in a recession with Obama’s health care and cap and trade bills.  The national debt is currently over $12 Trillion, and to help offset their out-of-control reckless spending, they want to incur a new "war surtax" on us.  Lawmakers are claiming that this will tax only the rich, but as recent history tells us, that’s "code" for "everyone".   With all these taxes targeting the rich, there won’t be any more rich people in this country.  Companies will be so fed up with the taxes they have to pay, this will force them to move their companies out of the country.  Then we’ll have even more unemployment.
 
Warning that the cost of occupying Afghanistan is a threat to the Democrats’ plan to overhaul health care, lawmakers have announced their plan to make Americans pay an additional war surtax that will be taken directly from their income, never mind the fact that around 36% of federal taxes already go to paying for national defense.  I’m all for supporting our troops and having some of our taxes going to that effort.  What I have trouble with is the fact that we have to adjust our personal budgets to allow for that, and our government should learn to do the same like reeling in some of their reckless spending as well.  They should be cutting taxes instead of inflating them because they’re bleeding us dry, and you can’t take blood from a stone.  This proposal is being led by the appropriately named House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dave Obey; Representative John Murtha, who chairs that panel’s defense subcommittee; and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank.  The tax would apply to anyone earning as little as $22,600 per year in 2011.  Isn’t that great?  An equal opportunity tax increase for all!  How would they like to live on $$22,600 a year and be taxed heavily?  Here’s what they had to say…
 
“Regardless of whether one favors the war or not, if it is to be fought, it ought to be paid for,” the lawmakers, all prominent Democratic allies of Obama, said in a joint statement on the “Share The Sacrifice Act of 2010."   
 
If they truly agree with that statement, then let them pay those taxes.  We’ve already forked over taxes upon taxes and we’re not getting anything out of it.  Our tax dollars went to bail out big corrupt corporations, banks and Wall Street executives and look at them now—they’re flourishing, unlike us, the ones whose tax dollars bailed them all out.  How’s that for the ultimate travesty?  If Obama really had our best interests at heart, he would make them put money toward the war efforts because if it weren’t for their bailouts, they’d be in the unemployment line with the rest of us.  We’d have the money to send to our troops if Obama didn’t give them our money.
 
It almost seems like Obama is doing all this on purpose?  He can’t be that stupid.  Is he intentionally trying to take down America so as to create a socialist nation?  Remember when he uttered these words?…
 
“I think it is important, though, to recognize if we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of this recovery, that at some point, people could lose confidence in the U.S. economy in a way that could actually lead to a double-dip recession.”
 
He’s talking out of both sides of his mouth, where he says one thing out of one side then the opposite out of the other side.  What is he thinking?  What’s wrong with him?  What’s wrong with his priorities?  The only thing that makes sense to me is that he’s now paying back all those huge conglomerates who forked over millions towards getting him elected.  In politics, one hand washes the other, you know.  He has no interest in helping the military because he won’t get anything out of it.  How despicable that his primary job is keeping America safe and supporting our troops to ensure their safety as well as the safety of America, yet he turns his back on all of us, time and time again.  No wonder he gets such a lousy reception from the military (watch this video).  I’m not feeling any warm fuzzies about Obama either.  Never did…
 

 
What an abomination that Obama procrastinates for months over sending more troops to Afghanistan which will help our soldiers, yet without blinking an eye, he ambitiously pushed those Stimulus and Omnibus bills through at lightning speed because "it was an emergency"!  Isn’t saving American lives classified as an "emergency", Obama?!  Why don’t you do the job those clueless voters voted for you to do?  I’m sick and tired of him and his administration whining saying they inherited this from Bush.  This country was not in the state it’s now in under Bush’s reign.  It’s time for Obama to put up and shut up…
 
QueenBee
 
 
Updated November 23, 2009
Lawmakers Propose ‘War Surtax’ to Pay for Troop Increase in Afghanistan
FOXNews.com
Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., and Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., are proposing new taxes to pay for more U.S. troops in Afghanistan. 
 
Saturday: Gen. Stanley McChrystal arrives at a ceremony in Kabul. (Reuters Photo)
 

Two top Democrats say they want to impose a new tax on the wealthy to finance any increase in U.S. troops for the Afghanistan war. 

Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the purse string-controlling House Appropriations Committee, is calling the idea a "war surtax." He said that just as the federal government is expected to pay for its proposed intervention in the health care sector with new taxes, any escalated involvement in Afghanistan should come with a payment plan. 

"If we have to pay for the health care bill, we should pay for the war as well … by having a war surtax," Obey told ABC News in an interview that aired Monday. "The problem in this country with this issue is that the only people that has to sacrifice are military families and they’ve had to go to the well again and again and again and again, and everybody else is blithely unaffected by the war." 

Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is making a similar demand. 

President Obama plans to hold his ninth meeting Monday evening with his national security team to discuss options for overhauling the strategy in Afghanistan. The president has been considering requests for tens of thousands more U.S. troops from his top commander, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, for nearly three months. He is not expected to announce his new strategy before Thanksgiving. 

 

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