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Beto Pushes “War Tax” For Non-Military Households

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  • Sanders is paying off all your student debt and giving everyone (including illegal immigrants) free healthcare.
  • Warren wants reparations for gay couples over taxes.
  • Harris and Booker want reparations for black people over slavery.

So how is the rest of the Democratic presidential nominee field (now up to 24) supposed to signal their virtue without #MeToo-ing the other front-runners?

Beto O’Rourke has an idea…

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In order to improve healthcare for veterans (an undoubtedly needed policy change), the 2020-hopeful is proposing a “war tax” on American households without military service members or veterans.

As The Texas Tribune reports, the war tax would be a progressive tax on adjusted gross income. The tax would range from $25 for those making less than $30,000 per year to $1,000 for those earning over $200,000 every year.

We must be willing to pay any price, and bear any burden, to provide the full care, support, and resources to every single veteran who served every single one of us,” O’Rourke said in a statement, adding that the best way to honor veterans is to “cancel the blank check for endless war – and reinvest the savings to ensure every American can thrive upon their return home.”

The veterans plan takes O’Rourke back to a constituency that he prioritized during his three terms representing El Paso – home to Fort Bliss – in the House. He served on both the House Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs committees, and he held quarterly town halls specifically for veterans.

Simple question – don’t we already pay taxes to cover this? Maybe, just maybe, if we stopped fucking fighting useless wars (and forcing regime change) around the world, the money saved from the “defense” budget could be diverted to veterans’ care with no need for yet more taxes and yet more ‘fair share’ paid by those that have?

via zerohedge

20 COMMENTS

  1. Where are these people coming from??? Idiots!!! Why don’t they save America and move…to a different country and try to spread your crap elsewhere!!!

  2. Why not a police tax for non police households or a emergency provider tax for families without them. Why not just stop illegal immigration and use all of the savings that we use on taking care of people that defy our laws and come in here without permission to pay for our veterans . The true ghost of socialism and all of it’s free hand out policies is starting to show it’s true form because the truth is that no matter how much you want to describe free handouts as a great policy it has to be paid for by someone .

    • Beautifully stated! This is just another insidious attempt to turn one group against another. Perhaps they can turn the military families against the Right and make it much easier to lose our once great nation to the Islams? At least its worth their try, right? They’ve certainly attempted to accomplish this in other not so obvious ways! For instance, why isn’t John Kerry in prison for treason? Iran would have been on their knees by now except for his intervention to promote Obama and demean Trump! If Hillary had won we’d all be worshiping Allah by now! How long do you think it would be before Trump was hung for violating the Logan act? Ten seconds?

  3. I am an older white guy living in a society where the culture has now turned from the black race fighting for equality to the culture of old white guys being hated by people of color in the house and senate and even other white people which makes me a guy who has never owned a slave or been racist feel like i have to start fighting for my race to have equality . If everyone in this country gets paid a reparation for the injustice done to them by the government let me know where i line up to get my check for the way i am being treated by these politician turds in Washington right now .

  4. Once again, Bozo O’Rouke pull another shitty idea out of his ass! Hey Bozo, we already pay taxes to support out military! It’s called “income tax.” We, or the 50% of us that actually pay taxes, on support our military regardless if at peace or war. How about getting the other 50% to pay their fair share. You know, the Democrats not paying!!!

  5. WELL IT IS EASY TO SEE THAT THERE DEMCO-RATES. THEY ALWAYS WONT TO GIVE OUT TAXS DOLLARS AWAY .TO BUY VOTES . THE DNC HAS BECOME THE PARTY OF THE WORLD. THEY LOOK OUT FOR EVERYONE BUT US AMERICANS .AND DO THAT WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS. I DO FEEL MOST AMERICANS CAN SEE THROW THIS CRAP. AND WILL TELL THE DNC COME 20/20 . AND IF SO . 2016 WILL SEAM SO LITTLE . AND THEN 20/20 WILL BE THERE BATTLE CRY.

  6. I have concluded that all Democratic politicians in the Senate and the house and running for president are terrorist against America and against American citizens. These Terrorist from the Democratic terrorist party are trying to destroy America and bankrupt America to a new world order. This will not happen ever. Americans must rise up to protect the United States from these terrorist. God bless America.

  7. My father was in WW11, my brother, the Vietnam war, and now my grandson joined up at 18 years of age. I am a 67 year old woman, and I should pay a war tax? Total insanity!!!u7

  8. This just sounds like Beto’s “Francis” music, it’s out of tune and off beat with everyone. His music was horrible and so are his ideas.

  9. This Beto motherfucker has shit for brains. I am already paying tax dollars to fund veteran health costs. What a dumb ass cocksucker. Anybody who votes for this asshole eats shit.

  10. Any and all money collected for a Tax never sees the light day for what it was intended to be for. Case in point Social Security. Road taxes, Gasoline Taxes. Every tax has always been stolen or misappropriated. It never goes to the people it was meant to go to. Govt. steals it. Nice way of trying to fake your way into taxing us even more. Forget it.

  11. When I went to enlist I was denied because I didn’t pass the physical because I am blind in my left eye. And now this jerk wants me to pay a tax because the army didn’t take me. What a piece of sh*t!

  12. Why do the Democrats think the only way to fix a problem is to raise taxes. As a citizen, if I need funds I stop spending as much. If I need funds for a non-=budgeted item or one that has unexpectedly increased, I reduce spending elsewhere. My solution: Clean up the illegal alien problem, stop the flood, stop giving free health care to any one who happens to enter this country illegally, require drug testing for all on welfare, reduce pay for members of the House and Senate, and the Presidency. (Congressional pay should be based on the number of days the are actually in session and carrying out their sworn duty. They should not be paid for non-work days while they are campaigning or just on a boondoggle trip.) There are many ways ti reduce spending if only Congress would eliminate the notion of”non-discretionary” budget items where they hide all their private funding for ideas that benefit their political home only and provide cradle to grave welfare.

  13. I ALREADY pay taxes ….ASSHOLE…the military already gets discounts everywhere that I don’t and make a better wage. The vets deserve the best care!! To improve this care place congress/senate/ president/all fed workers on the same health care system then they can see the need for improvement. If you want to raise taxes to pay for something ….TAX THE WESTERN UNION TYPE TRANSFERS OF MONEY TO MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA. That may even encourage a stop to illegal immigrants on.

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