"Rep. David Obey of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said he will not allow a bill to come for debate to provide emergency supplemental funds for the war and suggested Americans should be compelled to pay for it through a "surtax."" (Fox News, hat tip Ron) So what's Obey going to do, let the soldiers walk around with no resupply of bullets etc.?
"The president isn't going to get a supplemental this year. I am not going to report a supplemental out" if it simply is a request for funds and not a change in direction for troops in Iraq," Obey said.
Obey suggested he is flexible as to what the change in policy proposes "so long as it represents real change and not camouflage."
Obey said the annual cost for the war — $145 billion — could be paid by a tax that would range from 2 percent for low and middle income folks to 12-15 percent for higher income households.
"This war is draining the treasury dry. ... There is a huge opportunity cost that is being paid by the same younger generation that is going to be asked to pay the bill because the president is paying for this war on the cuff," Obey said. "If you don't like the cost, then shut down the war." (more, emphasis mine)
As Ron says, "God Bless the Troops, God#*&*# the Liberals."
[snip] There is no more despicable act that any citizen can undertake than to ridicule, deny the value of, or otherwise treat our military personnel and veterans with intentional degradation or inferred hostilities. That is, every one of those who claim to be Americans (and just about everyone else on the damn planet) owe their freedoms and their lives to those who have served or are proudly serving within uniform. War may be hell but paradise comes only through the sacrifice of those who know the price. Would we know the intimate price of Heaven if Christ had simply dropped down for a brief visit and said only “behave”? Could we have defended against communism for six decades had the long litany of Soviet tyrants not been able to think “You know, those guys over there actually used nuclear weapons once”? More importantly, would those bastards preaching to the choir from caves and Third World back alleys think twice about launching attacks against us had we not shown them that we were “ready, willing, and able” to launch wars against them irrespective of whether the entire planet thought such actions were insane? Fortune does indeed favor the prepared but freedom comes to only to those who are prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice and time and again our troops have shown this with infinite valor.
Condemning our troops, labeling them as ‘criminals’ or ‘terrorists’, or making a mockery out of oneself by espousing our enemies is treasonous and the only reason that those culprits are not stood up in front of a firing squad and shot – several times – is that those whom we have elected to serve in our stead are by far the most despicable of all. Citizens might claim – perhaps erroneously – to attribute some “First Amendment” actions to their deeds but our Legislature exists to serve the benefit of the nation as a whole and not their special interest benefactors. Our enemies can only defeat us (or at least try to) through complicating the issue and keeping us thinking instead of doing. It is, therefore, quite easy to tell who’s our enemies and who’s our allies. The Liberal Left and even some so-called ‘Moderates’ (if you’re moderate, in my book, you’re not convinced yourself of ‘the cause’) can be called out based solely on what they believe. (read it all here)
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