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Another tax!! Are they nuts? How much more do you have to give?

War surtax. Two top democrats want to institute a new tax to offset the cost of the war in Afghanistan. The surtax would be on top of, not in addition to existing federal income taxes. The poorest would pay 1% and there would be a sliding scale to 5%. A surtax is typically not subject to any deductions.

The 2 leaders said military families have gone to the well time and again. It is now time for the American people to make some sacrifices. I wonder then if military will be excempt or simply asked to "go to the well" again.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/23/lawmakers-propose-war-surtax-pay-troop-increase-afghanistan/

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yourspecialkid

Asked by yourspecialkid at 11:10 AM on Nov. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:10 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • So how are we supposed to take care of ourselves and our kids? They keep taxing us and we won't have money for food or any of the things one must have (shetler, clothing) and won't qualify for assistance.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • Dont worry anon the big gubmint will make sure you get your little box of foods each month that they think will be substantial lol

    boy oh boy
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:16 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • So how do you propose we pay for the war tnm and yourspecial? All this crying about how much health care will add to the deficit, well howmuch do you think these 2 wars have added to the deficit? So do tell...how shall we pay for the war? Or are you advocating for withdrawal?

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 11:21 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • Whats crazy is cutting taxes during two trillion $$ wars


    How should we pay fo

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:26 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • No worries, China is always there right???


    Who should pay???

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:26 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • Shouldnt of implemented the stupid waste of a stimulus to begin with and none of the bailouts should of happened under Obama or gwb..

    as for withdrawl well I am of the opinion to either send them wth they need or get them out and obama cant make up his mind eitherway..even after recieveing plans none of them are good enough for him
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:27 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • I think my family and I already paid enough already. They got my son and his service in Iraq, and took his hand, isn't that enough? We pay enough taxes, They need to take some of the money from saving the spotted toad or whatever and pay the military and their families more.
    pagan_mama

    Answer by pagan_mama at 11:28 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • with everyone screaming about supporting the troops i guess they thought of a way you can put your money where your mouth is. LOLOLOL
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:31 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • Seems to me they are exercising their constitutional right ......... Way to go forefathers..... tax the people
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:33 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

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