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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I bet some Congressional office phones are pretty busy. Especially since Kerry assumed the role of top bloviator for the administration.
    Powell and Rice showed the way.

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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    to be fair to McCain he might of been taking a break! From what I hear he was instrumental in getting the vote done today.
    I think he was flying a drone over Damascus.

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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Exactly. We need a Constitutional Amendment for this. The cost of military action should immediately be paid for in higher taxes, though I would limit it to the top brackets -- since they benefit most.
    and that would be stupid policy. i'd even be willing to consider taxing those who aren't currently taxed federally. everyone needs to get involved in opposing new police actions, not just the wealthy.

    as the regional hegemon, this is Saudi Arabia's responsibility, just like it would be our responsibility if it happened in Mexico. paying for it directly will wake up Americans.

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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Exactly. We need a Constitutional Amendment for this. The cost of military action should immediately be paid for in higher taxes, though I would limit it to the top brackets -- since they benefit most.

    Let's see how serious these people are. The rich no longer participate in the actual military. Let's at least make them pay for it with higher taxes. Something tells me we'd have a lot fewer military interventions.
    Ohhhhh, so smart move. lol

    You increase the tax on the rich and you think it won't affect you or they will care a lot??
    They will increase the prices and your life cost.

    The wallet of a Rich never change. The rich will always spend the same amount, either you increase or decrease the tax for him.
    You decrease the tax, he will invest more. You increase the tax, he will absorb more.
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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Powell and Rice showed the way.
    They don't share a common history with Kerry. Just a title. Or I guess it would also apply that Obama was shown the way by Bush.

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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    I think he was flying a drone over Damascus.
    Maybe that's the reason the drones killed lot of civilians by now.
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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Great idea. A wartime tax of 20% on incomes up to $100K and 40% on incomes up to $1M and 60% on incomes above $1M. That will reveal our "patriots" very quickly.
    If we structure it like the ACA, we can collect taxes for a few years before we actually start the war. Sounds like a winner. Maybe they'll have killed each other off by then, and we could take that bonanza and actually reduce the deficit in a meaningful way.

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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    If we structure it like the ACA, we can collect taxes for a few years before we actually start the war. Sounds like a winner. Maybe they'll have killed each other off by then, and we could take that bonanza and actually reduce the deficit in a meaningful way.
    If we can tax the profits of the war away from the puppet-masters, they may reconsider the sudden "humanitarian emergency" and "suspected WMDs" and allow us to go on with our lives without these creative for-profit wars.

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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    wartime income tax marginal rates for the full length of the police action. this needs to happen every time we engage in interventionism, and the increases should be significant.

    it's time to get people angry enough to force changes to our foreign policy. this plan will do so.
    Sure...except I would say hit the congressmen and their constituents that vote for the 'police action'.

    Its really fun watching the conniptions that are ongoing. Some dems for, some dems against, some republicans for, some against (same breakdown on DP BTW)...yet invariably people are making this be about left wing, right wing, Obama against the republicans. That part is fun to watch because those doing it look absolutely goofy. At the same time...

    its very sad. People have a hard time saying what they believe should be the actual response, duration, targets, etc. Its almost like they are waiting til after the 'event' happens, if it happens, to commit to something.

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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    If we can tax the profits of the war away from the puppet-masters, they may reconsider the sudden "humanitarian emergency" and "suspected WMDs" and allow us to go on with our lives without these creative for-profit wars.
    I agree. I anxiously await the upcoming funding vote.

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