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Pay As You Fight Tax ~ Could This Be Next?

Senator Carl Levin, (D) Michigan,Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee has suggested that a tax on upper income earners should be levied to pay for the additional troops needed in Afghanistan.

  • Representative David Obey (D) Wisconsin and Representative Charles Rangel (D) New York have also indicated support for a "Pay as you Fight" tax.

One proposal targets high earners from $200,000 and up.  The other proposal is for an across the board tax ranging from 1% to 5%.  Higher earners in this proposal will possibly be taxed at a higher rate.

  • The three lawmakers are liberals who oppose the war.  It appears Charles Rangel is leading the call for taxation.

Considering a tax on the war to support our troops would probably be palatable to most Americans.  Our troops and the safety of our country should be high on our list of priorities. At least the tax would be out in the open and the public could budget for the financial impact.

  • Looming in the wings is the financial burden of Health Care Reform. The American public has no way to quantify how the subliminal tax created by health care will impact them economically.

Health Care Reform begins to look more and more like taxation without representation.  If your elected lawmakers are ignoring the will of the people and passing laws which create tax - then we have no representation.


Bonnie and Jayne Vaughan - Driven and Dedicated Realtors 

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Comment balloon 3 commentsKevin Robinson • November 25 2009 08:58AM


Our congressmen and women are complete idiots. Everyting is a tax on the most wealthy. Before long the wealthy are just going to say "enough" and collect a welfare check like everyone else. Don't take me the wrong way. I am not one of those wealthy but I respect the fact that most became wealthy through their hard work and employment of others. We should all be wealthy some day. Leave the rich alone.

Posted by Tom Robinson, Experienced Real Estate, Professional Serving No. VA and DC (Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office) about 10 years ago

Funny you mentioned Charlie Rangel. Isn't that the same Charlie Rangel that was caught cheating on his taxes for the past several years? Of course this "tax em til they're poor" administration, is full of tax cheats.

Posted by Jon Budish (Resident Realty) about 10 years ago

Leave it to Carl Levin, representing a state drowning in taxes, to propose a tax.  I've lost count how many email's I've sent his office now. :/

Posted by Daniel Sundberg (Crystal Springs Real Estate) about 10 years ago