Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Crazy Dave Obey Strikes Again

Dave Obey, whose rebellion against the Catholic Church's doctrine is well-known, and whose underhanded tactics have prevented full disclosure of Congressional earmarks, has now proposed that a "war tax" be levied on the American public.

A graduated tax, no less!

Arguing it is unfair to continue to pass the cost of the war in Iraq to future generations, three senior House Democrats on Tuesday offered a long-shot plan to raise taxes to pay for the $150 billion bill for the war in 2008.

At the same time, one of the Democrats, Rep. David Obey of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, announced he would delay action on the White House's war request for next year, saying he refuses "to continue the status quo."

The tax plan, unveiled by Obey and Reps. John Murtha, D-Pa., and Jim McGovern, D-Mass., would require low- and middle-income taxpayers to add 2 percent to their tax bill. Wealthier people would add a 12 to 15 percent surcharge...

This from a guy who won't disclose which Congresscritter is spending tax dollars on their favorite at-home pals--a trick which Murtha is VERY good with, too.

Captain Ed draws the same conclusion I did (in an unrelated post here):

He also embarrassed Pelosi and Reid by reminding voters that the first refuge of progressives are tax increases.

They just can't help themselves.


RAG said...

I don't support this proposed legislation but part of the idea has some merit. That's the part that the taxpayers would have some cause-and-effect type of relationship with the cost of prosecuting a war. That idea isn't so bad.

steveegg said...

Maybe if Obey would think enough to find some gubmint programs to cut instead,....

Dad29 said...

Great, Rag.

Shall we talk about the tax which funded the Spanish-American war?

Yah, it did the trick--for 106 years!

You presume honest Congresscritters.

I don't.