Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Democrats Propose "War Tax" to Fund Afghan Campaign
Democratic leaders, openly voicing their dissent to sending more troops to the Afghan theater have proposed another tax to fund the effort. Liberal Representative Dave Obey (D-Wisc), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee:
"If we have to pay for the health care bill, we should pay for the war as well," Obey told ABC News in an interview, "by having a war surtax."
The democratic proposal is to institute a graduated income tax on people earning more than $200,000/yr. In a related note, citizens who make over $200,000/yr now live in districts overwhelming represented by democrats, meaning that the same folks who voted for the democrats and oppose the Afghan war now find themselves in the position of having to pay extra to fund the Afghan war.
You have to give it up to the libs. When it comes to bitter irony, there is none higher.