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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HA, HA, HA!  What a load of B.S!!  Has anyone ever heard of a TEMPORARY TAX?? 

Like the temporary income tax enacted in WWII.  That went away didnt it?

soon they will collect our salaries and just give us what they think we need ...........

Don't think that may not happen.  100% tax.

They can't possibly be this arrogant. How about using the Obama care money? Or the Planned Parenthood money? Or the EPA's new clean air rule money?

   Typical Hillary and The Baboonzo's war they started and armed the re armed when the Iraqis cut and ran.

WHY NOT TAX BABY PARTS. DEMO COMMO CHOP SHOPS KILL 4700 BABIES A DAY. PROBABLY YOU CAN GET 10 PARTS PER BABY BLUE EYES COMMAND A HIGHER PRICE THAN BROWN EYES.

THAT COULD PAY FOR THE WAR AGAINST THE ISIS BABY KILLERS.

LIKE STALIN SAID IT MATTERS NOT WHO VOTES. IT IS WHO COUNTS THE VOTES. WHO IS BETTER AT COMMUNIST TACTICS THEN THE DEMO COMMOS. THE PARTY OF NO GOD, NO COUNTRY, NO FLAG, NO ANTHEM AND NO KIDS.

I AM AFRAID THE DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT IS NOT ON STAGE YET. HOW CAN THE PARTY OF DEATH WIN LATINO VOTES WHEN THEY THREW GOD OUT AT THE LAST CONVENTION? THREE CALLS TO KEEP GOD WERE ALL VOTED DOWN. THEY LIED ABOUT THE LAST YEAH. WHAT LATINO WOULD GIVE HILLARY CLINTON THE TITLE ABUELA. WHEN THE PARTY DE LA MUERTE REALIZES NEITHER CAN WIN. HILLARY WILL GO SICK AND SANDERS WILL BE BURIED ALIVE IN LENIN'S TOMB.

GOSPEL BLACKS AIN'T BUYING OBAMA BS. HARD WORKING PEOPLE AIN'T BUYING OBAMA BS.

UNDER COMMUNISM THE ONLY ONE WHO GETS RICH IS THE LEADER. EVERYBODY ELSE DIES.

THE SOONER WE GET BEHIND TRUMP THE SOONER WE GET OUR COUNTRY BACK SAFE AND SOUND

I JUST SAW A TWO PICTURE POLL TRUMP AND CRUZ. WHO WILL MAKE A BETTER PRESIDENT? THE PICTURE OF TRUMP SHOWED HIM WITH A SNEER ON HIS FACE . THE PICTURE OF CRUZ WAS SMOOTH PREACHER LIKE.

CRUZ IS A GREAT VP. BUT TRUMP HAS TO LEAD THE WAY. TRUMP IS BEACHEAD MATERIAL. HE WILL STRIKE FAST N FURIOUS. ALL EXECUTIVE DECISIONS THROUGH THE BEST PEOPLE. OBAMA HAS SEEDED THE GOVERNMENT WITH OUR MARXIST-ISLAMO COMMO ENEMIES. THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THIS COUNTRY HE LIKES AND CONSIDERS ALL AMERICANS TO BE SUB HUMAN. IN MY OPINION BASED ON WHAT I SEE. HOW CAN YOU APPOINT A GREY POOPON COMMUNIST LIKE JOHN JERRY WHO TURNED AGAINST AMERICAN FORCES FROM NAM TO IRAN TO DESTROY ISRAEL AND THE USA? 

WE NEED MORE OUTSIDERS LIKE TRUMP. WE NEED MORE CAN DO PEOPLE.

MARLON BRANDO SAID RICK WILSON IS AN ERRAND BOY SENT BY GROCERY CLERKS TO COLLECT A BILL.

RICK IS A NOBODY.

MINORITIES WILL GO FOR TRUMP. LOOK AT THE DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES. ALL WHITE NO ROOM FOR COLOR. 1 SENIOR MUSKOVITE. 1 GUY WHO THINKS HE IS POPULAR. MADAM LAFARCE WHO LATINOS SAY SHE IS NO ABUELA. TRUMP MEANS JOBS AND MONEY IN YOUR POCKET.

TRUMP IS THE REVOLUTION. GIVE ME LIBERTY AND GIVE ME TRUMP.

THEY TOLD TRUMP HIS AMERICAN FLAG WAS TOO BIG TO FLY. TAKE IT DOWN PUT UP A SMALLER ONE OR BE FINED. HE PUT UP A BIGGER ONE. WHEN ISIS OR ANY ENEMY TELLS HIM TO TAKE DOWN THE FLAG. YOU WON'T HAVE TO GUESS WHAT IS HE GOING TO DO?. THE ONLY RED LINE WILL BE A BOOT MARK.

ATTN UNITED KINKDOM. YOU BAN EL TRUMPO WE WILL GIVE YOU 1781 ALL OVER AGAIN WHEN THE LAST BRIT WAS SENT HOME ON THE LAST BRITISH SHIP. WAKE UP YOU LOST YOUR COUNTRY.

DON'T THINK YOU ARE COMING HERE AS REFUGEES TO HELP US LOSE OUR COUNTRY. WE BE A FULL HOUSE.ATT MICKEY MOUSE PARLIAMENT. WHEN TRUMP FIRES BACK YOU WILL NEED A NEW MAGNA JIMMY CARTA.

IF WE CAN'T IMPEACH OBAMA THEN LET'S DIVORCE HIM.

GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE.

Sexual harassment BOTH SEXES. HE TALKS DOWN TO AMERICANS.

Adultery FOOLING AROUND WITH COMMUNISTS AND RADICAL DEMOCRATS.

Alcoholism HE IS DRIVING THE COUNTRY TO DRINK.

Disability HIS QUALIFICATIONS ARE A DISABILITY AS HE TRIES TO DISABLE THE MILITARY

Desertion BENGHAZI 911. COWARDICE IN THE FACE OF THE ENEMY. UCMJ ARTICLE 99. DEATH BY FIRING SQUAD.

Imprisonment RELEASING 5,000 DOPE DEALERS TO HANDLE HIS CUBAN LOADS. 

RELEASING TALIBAN PROVINCE CHIEFS TO AMBUSH RETREATING AMERICANS.

Domestic violence COMMUNIST COMMUNITY ACTIVISM. MISLEADING BLACK CITIZENS INTO HARMS WAY.

DIRECTED BY WHITE COLLEGE COMMUNISTS.

ILLEGAL ALIENATION OF AFFECTION.

WE THE PEOPLE OF THE USA WILL SETTLE FOR THE WHITEHOUSE. HALF OUR TAX MONEY BACK. 

WE GET THE KIDS. THE 4700 A DAY THE DEMOCRAT CHOP SHOPS ARE SELLING AS JUNKYARD PARTS. 

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Shades of lies past!  !914 they said the same bunch of crape and the income tax is still with us!  Dem's dominated then and here we are again hearing it from the Democrudes, " SS Insurance is not owed to seniors" nor  is it an entitlement but the Supreme Court Dem Appointees just said we are not entitled to what we paid for, insurance.  S Justices, go read the enabling legislation that set up the SSI.  It is a Dem Appointee effort not to pay back the millions the Dems stole from the Trust Fund and don't want to pay back.  Oh yes, and it was spent on minority entitlements!  A contract is a contract and the federal government was told that back in 1970 by none other than the Supreme  Court.  Time to live up to the law Feds!

The way these people think.............how can anyone comment on it? They are so full of ego that that they think Americans don't have a clue. That has to be their down fall. We can make it their downfall.

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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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