Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Share The Sacrifice"

Obey, Rangel and Murtha are in now - looks like this train could be rolling downhill.
Dubbed the “Share the Sacrifice Act,” the six-page bill exempts anyone who has served in Iraq or Afghanistan since the 2001 terrorist attacks as well as families who have lost an immediate relative in the fighting. But middle-class households earning between $30,000 and $150,000 would be asked to pay 1% on top of their tax liability today — a more sweeping approach than many Democrats have been willing to embrace.
"More sweeping" is better. It's way past time for a lot more Americans to get at least a little bit of skin in the game.

All aboard.

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4 Comments:

Blogger James said...

Not sure I get it - care to expound on how this would work?

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didnt know it took 6 pages to say "Fuck you America"

The taxes we already pay are for military, bridges, infrastructure.... not GE, AIG, and big business.

How about some priorities?!?!?!

10:53 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

Institute the draft. I bet the wars would be over in six months.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Martin Langeland said...

Curious that Politico fails to note the percentage to be paid by people making more than $150k. It had better be significantly more than 1% or it's "Hell No, We won't pay!"
Much better is if we cap the pentagon budget to pay for it. Right now that's bigger than all the other countries' military budgets combined.
I bet we could throw our weight around just as well for half the dollars -- and pay down the deficit -- AND get the social safety net rational countries collect taxes to pay for.
--ml

4:16 PM  

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