Simply Amazing: Pelosi, Other Democrats Open to New Tax Money to Support Terroristic War.


source: CNN

WashingtonSpeaker Nancy Pelosi kept the door open Tuesday to a proposal by several senior House Democrats to impose a graduated surtax on American taxpayers to finance the war in Afghanistan.

While Pelosi wasn’t pressed about the details of the new war tax, she pointed to strong reservations among Congressional Democrats about the costs of the war during a conference call Tuesday with several economic writers and bloggers.

“But let me say that there is serious unrest in our Caucus about can we afford this war?” Pelosi said.
Two years ago when House Appropriations Chairman David Obey, D-Wisconsin, floated a similar war tax to pay for the war in Iraq, Pelosi quickly rejected it. But on Tuesday Pelosi said the costs of the war and the impact they will have on other domestic priorities should be part of the discussion over U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

In addition to Obey, several senior Democrats close to Pelosi have signed on as co-sponsors of the “Share the Sacrifice Act.” These include Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Murtha, D-Pennsylvania, Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel, D-New York, Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank, D-Massachusetts, and the third ranking House Democrat John Larson, D-Connecticut. Obey projects that an escalation of significantly more U.S. troops to Afghanistan will cost about $1 trillion over the next ten years.

6 Responses to Simply Amazing: Pelosi, Other Democrats Open to New Tax Money to Support Terroristic War.

  1. destinedvoice says:

    So their basically going to take our hard-earned money and throw it away. Why am I not surprised that our government would do such a thing?

    • norcaltruth says:

      The corruption levels are out of hand. They are working Americans harder for less take home pay, asking leaving taxpayers to support failing monetary institutions….
      The Democrats and the Republicans want to expand the war, take even more money from our paychecks, and CEOs are making record profits..
      But basically..yes, they are taking your hard earned money and throwing it away.

    • Elenir says:

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    • Tere says:

      I keep thinking about George Carlin’s bit about the American Dream (easily found on yobtuue, about 3 minutes long).The most worrisome part is that they’re not even trying to hide this pillaging too deeply. I mean, in months past there’d be a whole scheme in place to put themselves at arms length and give plausible deniability. Not to mention a layer of economic and financial bullshit 6 feet deep to obfuscate what the hell is even happening. Now they’re taking the money without hiding it. “It’s a, hmmm, a tax. Yeah, a tax. I mean, a one-time-only levy. Yeah, trust us, we’ll never do this again. Also, this is about fighting terrorism. I mean, Russian money laundering.” By years end, it’ll simply be “Because we can”, and that’s if they still deign to address the public.They’ve gone from quietly picking pockets to mugging in broad daylight. Next is killing you without warning and looting your corpse.

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