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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

Mount Obey is about to blow. And not in a good way...

House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) warned President Bush on Tuesday that he would bottle up a critical $190 billion war spending bill in his committee unless Bush agrees to a goal of ending combat operations in Iraq by January 2009 and other conditions.
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Obey also announced his backing for a war surtax on income, ranging from 2 percent to 15 percent of every American’s tax bill, to raise about $150 billion a year to pay for the war.

“If you don’t like the cost, then shut down the war,” Obey said.


2% to 15%? Yikes. I know he's just blowing smoke by trying to raise the issue of the cost of the war, but a special tax to help finance the clusterfuck over there isn't something to joke about.

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