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Friday, October 19, 2007

Politics - Can It Be?

Congressman David Obey

I know, it's too early to start celebrating, but between Pete Stark's kick in the nuts to the Republicans voting against SCHIP, and Pelosi's promise to bring the bill back real soon, and Charles Rangel's publicly announced desire for a war tax, and, and, and, now this! David Obey, chair of the House Appropriations committee has said that he will not back down, either.
Rep. David Obey (D-WI), who has pledged to sideline the latest Pentagon funding request until next year in addition to proposing a tax hike to finance the war, says he's not letting anything -- even Democratic leaders like Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- get in his way.

Obey, who told the Washington Post that he hates the "misbegotten, stupid, ill-advised" war, pushed past Speaker Pelosi's objections to his plan to levy a tax to pay for the war, the paper reports.
I hope to deity he's serious and manages to get this through! Not because I'm in favour of any increase in taxes, but because if he spreads the pain around, people will wake up and come to their senses and start screaming.

Otherwise, the only ones who feel the pain are the families of our "volunteer" army, people who need, but don't have, money, so they sign up to get some, and then get their lives blown apart. Personally, I'd rather have the draft, just for the joy of watching the Yellow Elephants try to weasel their way out. I guess they think supporting Republicans means you don't get drafted. News for ya, kidz. Unless your daddy's got mucho money and connections, your lousy ass is still going to be shipped out, and most likely, shot off. 'Course, you could do like your hero Limpballs and aver that a boil on your ass would keep it out of the military.

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