Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Obama To End The War?

Finally, after weeks of wrestling with the decision, Obama has decided to send 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan. Apparently Obama’s idea of change consists of managing to be indecisive for several weeks and then ultimately make the decision to carry on a Bush-era hawkish foreign policy. What ever happened to the anti-war left who were up in arms about the wars? Are they no longer anti-war now? Or maybe it's their guy who is continuing and expanding them? Was it all just partisan hypocrisy?

Now, how exactly are we going to finance this endeavor? Apparently the war surtax proposed by House Democrats that would add an additional 1% to 3% income tax increase to American families making less than 150,000$ annually has been shot down by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi told CNN, "I think the war has to be paid for. That may be one option, but I don't think that has a good prospect."

Note that Pelosi hasn’t taken the surtax off the table nor has she enlightened us on what the other options are. I suppose the other options would include continuing to borrow and print money to finance our empire and accumulate more and more costly debt or the war surtax will end up being pushed through and continue to break the back of the American middle class. Either way, working Americans will end up getting bamboozled.

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