Accountability: Dem Rep. Obey Proposes Tax to Fund War

"If we have to pay for the healthcare bill, we should pay for the war as well," Wisconsin Rep. David Obey told ABC News in an interview, "by having a war surtax." Obey is just one of a number of restive Congressional Democrats, including Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, to urge that the government stop hiding and deferring the true cost of AfPak.
See, also: The Brewing Democratic Civil War by David Chalian (ABC News 2009-11-23)
Plan C for Afghanistan by E.J. Dionne, Jr (Washington Post 2009-11-23)
The Democrats’ War Tax by Justin Raimondo ( 2009-11-23)
War Surtax: Pay As You Fight by David Rogers (Politico 2009-11-23)

Will Biden And Kerry Support A War Surtax Again? by Sam Stein (Huffington Post 2009-11-25)
Talk of war surtax for Afghanistan expenses heats up by Janet Hook and Christi Parsons (Los Angeles Times 2009-11-25)

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