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Joe Lieberman - No Longer the Darling of the Repubs - He's Proposed a War Tax!

Old 03-26-07, 12:50 PM
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Joe Lieberman - No Longer the Darling of the Repubs - He's Proposed a War Tax!

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0326/p01s01-ussc.html

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the independent from Connecticut, last Thursday proposed a new tax to raise money for troops. The "Support Our Troops Tax" would raise $50 billion per year over the next five years to pay for defense and veterans benefits and services. The proposal, coming in the form of an amendment to the fiscal 2008 budget, is what Senator Lieberman calls the need for a "shared sacrifice."
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Unbelievable!! Here's a supporter of the war who actually wants to pay for it.

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Old 03-26-07, 12:54 PM
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Oh Noes! He's off the RNC christmas card list!
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He'll still get spam email from them, though. That list is IMPOSSIBLE to get off of.
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Why didn't he propose this last March?

Oh yeah, that annoying little election thingy.
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Old 03-26-07, 12:59 PM
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I've proposed it for a long time. Of course I wasn't running for anything.
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I can't wait to see the reactions from the "leftards" and "wingnuts" of the blogosphere.

Eschaton - "He's an evil neocon zionist!"

Free Republic - "He's a dirty socialist surrender monkey!"

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I support a war tax.
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Old 03-26-07, 01:34 PM
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Didn't Bill Clinton propose - a couple of years ago - (propose is probably not the word -mention) that a war tax might be a viable consideration?
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I support a war tax as well.
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Old 03-26-07, 02:16 PM
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$50 billion for defense and veteran benefits and services. I'd support it if it was going towards constructive help for the troops and the veterans.

Then again I could just donate $100 a year to veteran's causes for the next five years and that would do more than my share of the $50bn.
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Then again I could just donate $100 a year to veteran's causes for the next five years and that would do more than my share of the $50bn.
Thats the problem. We don't need someone's "share." We need to collectively as a country support the troops financially. We can only do that as a mandatory tax for all. $100 a year wouldn't even buy tissues for a month.
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I don't want 50 billion dollars for defense. That's far too broad an approriation. The DOD might decide to build something like the F-22 - 45% over budget - 2 years late - and yet nearly a billion dollar bonus went to the contractor.
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I don't want 50 billion dollars for defense. That's far too broad an approriation. The DOD might decide to build something like the F-22 - 45% over budget - 2 years late - and yet nearly a billion dollar bonus went to the contractor.
Bradley may have been dribbling, but it looks like you learned something from him anyway.
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I'm familiar with 'Tiffany on Wings.' I didn't have to hear Bradley say anything about it.
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Does it seem odd to any of you that we can spend billions and billions on super-sophisticated weapon systems that a large number of military analysts say we don't need; and, yet be unable (or unwilling) to equip our vehicles in a war zone with armor?
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Originally Posted by classicman2
Does it seem odd to any of you that we can spend billions and billions on super-sophisticated weapon systems that a large number of military analysts say we don't need; and, yet be unable (or unwilling) to equip our vehicles in a war zone with armor?
No.
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I'd rather pay a tax than run the country 100 bazillion dollars into debt.

Then again, this wouldn't really pay for it, would it? It strikes me as kind of like paying the minimum payment on your credit card.
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No.
Maybe it's just that we don't have our priorities straight.
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Maybe it's just that we don't have our priorities straight.
You mean like people who buy plasma screen TVs but don't keep up on the maintenance of their cars?
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Originally Posted by classicman2
Does it seem odd to any of you that we can spend billions and billions on super-sophisticated weapon systems that a large number of military analysts say we don't need; and, yet be unable (or unwilling) to equip our vehicles in a war zone with armor?
Pardon my naivety here, but won't adding armor slow down a vehicle that was meant for speed, making it an easier target?
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Originally Posted by classicman2
Does it seem odd to any of you that we can spend billions and billions on super-sophisticated weapon systems that a large number of military analysts say we don't need; and, yet be unable (or unwilling) to equip our vehicles in a war zone with armor?
NBC did an interesting report (last month I think?) on these armored trucks. It said that contractors were working on a special truck called the cougar that had worked very well and were trying to make as many as they could. Probably too little, too late.

Maybe MSNBC has a link on it.
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I support a war tax.
A declaration of war should automatically come with a tax increase.
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Maybe it's just that we don't have our priorities straight.
If we had our priorities straight, we wouldn't be over there in the first place.
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Pardon my naivety here, but won't adding armor slow down a vehicle that was meant for speed, making it an easier target?

Sacrifice speed - maybe

Save lives - no doubt about it
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what are the specifics of it?
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