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US should weigh war on terrorism tax - Lieberman
WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Sen. Joseph Lieberman said on Tuesday that Congress should consider a tax to fund the U.S.-declared war on terrorism and reduce the need to cut domestic programs to pay for security spending.

A former Democrat who supports the Iraq war and backs President George W. Bush's plan to send 21,500 additional troops to Iraq, Lieberman said the proposed increase in the Pentagon's budget for next fiscal year will squeeze funding for critical domestic programs.

"I think we have to start thinking about a war on terrorism tax," the independent Connecticut lawmaker said. "I mean people keep saying we're not asking a sacrifice of anybody but our military in this war and some civilians who are working on it."

"When you put together the (Pentagon) budget and the Homeland Security budgets, we need to ask people to help us in a way that they know when they pay more it will go for their security," he said during a Senate panel hearing on the defense budget request.

Bush on Monday asked Congress to approve $700 billion in new military spending and to curb many domestic programs. The request includes $245 billion for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars between now and late 2008.

If Congress approves the war funding, the United States will have spent $661.9 billion on combat in Iraq, Afghanistan and related activities.

Increased defense spending since 2001 has come amid tax cuts that the Bush administration says were critical to keeping the U.S. economy strong after the Sept. 11 attacks.
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:shock:

now I've seen it all, time to drop out into the wilderness, with all the other Vietnam Vets. Hello Montana/Dakota


And I thought that New Jersey's Right to Work Tax was rediculous. My mother was taxed as a homemaker, despite the fact that she had zero income. My family only stayed in that "garden state" for two years. I will never return.
 

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It's a good idea !

I think we should have "War on Terror" tax. we should charge it to the Iraqi people in the form of free oil. We should also charge it to other countries that are inadvertently being helped by our war on terror, but are too chicken stuff to put thier own troops on the battle field.
 

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Just a different way to try & get the war shut down.
If the libs could get this passed then the next thing would be a huge media blitz of all the people that would be complaining about the tax & that we had to end the war because no one wants another tax.
Which is true.
What we should do is make the damn politicians stop stealing our money for thier pork!

Wouldn't hurt to stop our lovely socialism plans either.
I was forced to go to wally world on the bad side of town the other day and it just made me sick watching the two families in front of me - about 6 kids each, all obese to some degree and paying for everything in vouchers. :puke: it was so painfully obvious that they were just living off the system. I have no problem helping someone in need get back on their feet. Hell bad things can happen to any of us, no matter how much we plan. But the vast # of people that are simply human refuse.... :minigun:
ok rant off...
 
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