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.
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