Dems Telling Us We Have To Pay Extra To Protect Our Troops

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    I couldn't believe this.....but after years of witnessing a party that really doesn't seem to care about how they look I wasn't really surprised when it was reported that Congressional Democrats want to start a War Tax to pay for Afghanistan.

    In effect, they want to charge us extra for defending our troops....charge extra to send the troops Generals on the ground are requesting.

    They always say it will only effect the upper 1% but that's merely a starting point. Soon everyone will have to pay extra just to feed, cloth, and protect our kids in uniform.

    I wonder if this is some new plan to turn America against The Good War.

    The Raw Story | US lawmakers: New tax should pay for Afghan war

    New Tax being proposed
     
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    Says it all.
     
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    We should not need a tax. Shouldn't all those who support the war just contribute enough to pay for it?
     
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    If this happens, everyone who bitches about paying the extra tax is against America and against us being at war.

    This is great stuff here. LOL
     
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    It's not about supporting the war you stupid fuck, it's about supporting our soldiers. And you call yourself a US citizen. You're a pathetic piece of shit.
     
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    I think that's a terrific idea.

    Sell war bonds. Imagine the revenue that would generate.

    But the only problem is Democrats don't like looking like they support the war and they also don't like it when we decide for ourselves if we want to pay extra. They are firm believers of forcing us to pay for whatever they deem is essential.
     
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    Waste of money.
     
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    Selling bonds increases the public dept, and costs more in the long term. Pay as you go, in health care, in war. Isn't that the conservative way (well, in word, not in deed).

    When we first learned of IED's and our kids were being killed and maimed in Iraq (remember those unarmored vehicles Rumbsfeld sent to 'support' our men and women in uniform?) the Congress should have then passed a tax increase to pay for the war in Iraq, and the war on terror by providing our kids the defensive tools they needed.
    I'm a Democrat and I support a tax to pay for the wars currently bleeding our nations kids and our national treasury.
    Let's start with a Patriot Tax, .10 cents a gallon on gasoline; and a 1% tax on income, across the board, gross income without any deductions, credits or other perks.
    Then we will pay as we go, and, show the world and the American people whether the far right really gives a shit about our citizens in harms way, or if they are too greedy to give a damn.
     
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    That's all our government does is waste money.
     
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    I don't want to hear this bullshit about Rumsfeld. We had 8 years of Clinton. He discovered in 93' we needed armor and instead cut back the Defense Department.

    After Somalia he knew we needed to protect our troops in these Muslim countries and he ignored the problem.
     

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