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.
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.
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.
ONE TERM PER TERMITE TAKES CARE OF COONS. IF THIS IS WHAT HE DOES OUT FRONT. IMAGINE WHAT HE DOES BEHIND YOUR BACK.
WE ARE GOING TO GO FROM PC DEATH TO ROUNDUPS UNDER THE POSSE COME AND GET US LAW.
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.
WARNING:EL TRUMPO IS COMING. THE PARTY IS OVER FOR BOTH PARTIES.
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.
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?