Dem calls for temporary tax to pay for ISIS war

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is proposing a temporary surtax to pay for the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

In an op-ed Sunday in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Coons criticized Congress for not paying for the war.

The latest Pentagon statistics show that as of Nov. 30, the U.S. has spent nearly $5.4 billion on the war since August 2014, and the average daily cost is $11 million. 

"One way to offset rising costs while allowing all Americans to contribute is a temporary war surtax that includes an exemption for our troops and their families," Coons wrote.

"As we pursue our goal of 'degrading and destroying' ISIS, we cannot write another blank check for war," said Coons, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. 

Coons said Congress has taken steps to pay for every major conflict, often through new taxes, since the War of 1812.

That practice ended with the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, he said. The Iraq War would eventually cost $1.64 trillion and the Afghanistan War $715 billion. 

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The Democrats are against fighting Obama's creation ISIS and now they want us to pay for it. Tax and Spend Democrats true to their name. They know that we cannot afford more taxes so this is likely a ploy to resist fighting ISIS. If we don't fun d it we can't fight it.

It should be obvious who the main benefactors are.

Let it also be a "DECLARED" WAR, then. And if you can exempt the armed service members, then also exempt the people who are against the isis gang of murderers. That would mean that ALL UNASSIMILATED MUSLIMS, and of course MOST OF CONGRESS, AND THE "RESIDENT", WOULD HAVE TO PAY the tax, but NOT patriotic Americans. We patriotic Americans, will be ready to MOW THEM DOWN IN OUR STREETS, should they ever muster up the courage to fight like MEN, instead of COWERING IN THE SHADOWS, until they have ONLY HELPLESS UNARMED VICTIMS TO ASSAULT.

No a temporary tax will always remain as a tax.



LOOK WE HAVE THIS GOOD THING GOING. Make a few speeches, a couple of quotes, make believe you care. When you get caught stealing use pre written speech 23. I am shocked and appalled. We are looking into this and are forming a committee and the book will be out in November. If by then this hasn't blown over then we will turn it over to the DOJ Lynch mob. Now I would like to say my favorite Academy award winning line. The envelope please.


As always the Democrats way is to TAX the PEOPLE instead of balancing our Trillion dollar deficit! The USA is run by a bunch of out of touch blowhards who could give a crap about the law abiding TAXPAYER who funds all the FREE handouts to countries who HATE the USA and people who feel the GOVERNMENT OWES them something! Get off your ass and WORK!

No new taxes! Stop Foreign Aid, especially to muslim nations, and use those funds to fight ISIS. Use your heads Songress!

Whenever I read stories like this one where they are trying to establish the predicate that a general tax on people's income is necessary; I say I will support it, if every federal, state, county, and city employees are paid 30% less per pay period, with said 30% going to support the necessary tax increase. It's called: "skin in the game" politics.

Didn't we just do that with the Iran nuke deal we gave and funded Iran/ISIS with 150 billion dollars?

There is no such thing as a "temporary tax". If you believe there is your health costs will drop to $2500 per year and you can keep your doctor.

How about getting all the dead beats and free loaders off their ass and go to work and take the vote buying money to pay for the war?




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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”

Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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