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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    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.
    Since the military is overwhelmingly made up of working class men and women, I think they already pay enough

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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.
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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coin View Post
    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
    Obamaphobia: you're soaking in it.
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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.
    I would understand something like this and potentially support it, though unsure about this particular setup. But you can tell politics today has made me a cynic...I'd be worried day one you'd have Republicans trying to remove all of those and Democrats trying to exempt all or some in the "up to 100k" range.

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    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.
    ^---- to my last point

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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Jesus, this meme. Focus.
    Did you saw what you wrotte:
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    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.
    No, you'll have more interventions.

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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I would understand something like this and potentially support it, though unsure about this particular setup. But you can tell politics today has made me a cynic...I'd be worried day one you'd have Republicans trying to remove all of those and Democrats trying to exempt all or some in the "up to 100k" range.
    If you're not a cynic, you're not paying attention

    I just pulled those figures out of my ass but really a war tax would affect the way we operate now. To me it is blatantly obvious that Bush and Obama are mere puppets of the MIC (and their predecessors). If the MIC couldn't profit on "emergency wars", we'd have almost none. I'm not advocating that the MIC can't make a profit, just not these special "profits of convenience" when business gets a little slow.

    ...and yes, everyone should have to pay tax, poor or rich. Might make people more thoughtful about their political enthusiasms.

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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I would understand something like this and potentially support it, though unsure about this particular setup. But you can tell politics today has made me a cynic...I'd be worried day one you'd have Republicans trying to remove all of those and Democrats trying to exempt all or some in the "up to 100k" range.

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    ^---- to my last point
    In this particular instance, we won't be leveling the playing field. We'll be flattening it. So maybe a flat tax is in order.

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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.
    Obama says our security and vital national interest are at stake. Taxpayers in our country, the minority, are already hit hard enough paying the taxes for everybody. Time for a wartime surcharge on those receiving food stamps, welfare, obamacare financial assistance, student grants, earned income credit, wic, green cards, and so on. No more free rides while Obamas vital war is going on, they have to pitch in too. According to Obama it's only for about 90 days.

    Something tells me Obama would not be pushing for his war with Syria.
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    Re: US Senate panel approves use of military force.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Syria crisis: US Senate panel backs use of force


    By 10-7, the Committee on Foreign Relations moved the measure to a full Senate vote, expected next week
    I knew that one would excite you.

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