Wednesday, January 17, 2007

McCain doesn't want to burden the wealthy with cost of war

Bush's new Iraq jobs program is going to cost a billion dollars. As Marty Kaplan points out in The Huffington Post, Congress could "repeal one zillionth of one percent of the cut in capital gains tax that Bush gave the wealthiest Americans. That would raise a billion in a heartbeat."

(Continue reading at MoJo Blog)

8 Comments:

"I'm not sure what the point would be. I would certainly ask Americans to serve. I would ask them to make other sacrifices, but I’m not sure I would want to raise their taxes just because we’re in a war."

The point is we don't have the funds to pay for this war you support Mr. McCain.

Apparently, sacrificing a few tax cuts is way too much of a sacrifice for the wealthy and losing life and limb isn't for the average person.

This man gets fouler by the second.

By Blogger Pinky, at 3:03 PM  

Well said, Pinky.

McCain is an extremely dangerous and disturbing man. Of course, not a single penny more should be spent on this insane and illegal murderous occupation of Iraq. But someone should tell McCain that during World War II, taxes were up in the 90% rate range on the superrich. McCain and the whining plutocrats that pull his strings take us all for fools. It would be a laugh if they weren't sending us off to kill and die in foreign lands.

By Blogger tim, at 2:13 AM  

Some good reading on this subject, Frances Fox Piven's 'The War At Home: The Cost of Bush's Militarism':
http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Bush_Gang/War_At_Home.html

By Blogger tim, at 2:15 AM  

I agree, McCain is getting fouler by the day. I think perhaps he is losing his mind. He is saying the most outrageous things these days. I think he's going to pay the price for being bush's puppydog.

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