A "surtax on war" is being considered by Obama and his pals...and Capitol Hill is abuzz...some for...most against this latest tax scheme. If everything comes together...Americans making less than $150,000 a year would pay a 1 percent surtax...those between $150,000.01 and $250,000 would pay a higher "yet undetermined" percentage...and those pulling in $250,000.01 or more in a year would be fair game to have their butts taxed to the max...after-all they can afford it.
There would be exemptions of course...those who have served in a combat zone since 2001 would not be taxed...which in my mind is the least our government can do for our veterans. But then again...why not all veterans that have served this nation...no matter how long ago? If they are living and have served honorably...they are no different...they stepped forward to defend our Country and Constitution just like those they served beside.
I say take it one step further...reinstate the draft with no deferments (other than health) and give everyone the chance to serve this nation with honor. I think "Mr. Obama" is headed to Oslo next week to pick up a Nobel Peace Prize based on his "potential". I believe that anyone that has served honorably in the Army...Air Force...Navy...Marines or Coast Guard also deserves a "surtax deferment" based on their "potential." Everyone in our military is a potential Medal of Honor recipient.
Anything less and I will drive my grandchildren to Canada myself. Oh...and Senator Lieberman's stock just fell 40 percent in my eyes.
...Update...And just when you thought you heard it all...Obama's favorite stepchild Ben Nelson thinks we should bring back Ward Bond...err...war bonds...saying it would be a better idea for Americans to invest in the war rather than be taxed. Ben...would war bonds yield more than current CD rates? Ben...half of freaking America doesn't even know we are at war...let alone are able to grasp the concept of war bonds. Then Ben says Joe Lieberman thinks war bonds are a great idea too. Once again Ben can't get it straight...Lieberman suggested a war surtax.
Hey Ben...here's another novel idea...let the folks go out...find the best health insurance that suits their individual needs...then let them pay for it...without government bureaucracy and red tape inflating the cost.