Wednesday, October 3, 2007

House Leadership Nixes War Surtax

The Hill is reporting that Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic House Leadership have nixed the war surtax House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) proposed yesterday when he argued that if the war is worth fighting, it is worth paying for. “If you don’t like the cost, then shut down the war,” Obey said Tuesday. Republicans took little time before they started mocking Obey for wanting to pay for the war. Democrats took even less time distancing themselves from Obey's commonsense proposal.

Nancy (impeachment is off the table) Pelosi quickly nixed the idea when she issued a press release stating, “Just as I have opposed the war from the outset, I am opposed to a draft and I am opposed to a war surtax.” When given a choice between making a leadership decision that is courageous and honest as opposed to one that is weak and ineffective, our girl Nancy will chose weak and ineffective every time. On the bright side she does wear designer clothes.

Sticks and stones may break our soldiers bones, but words will always scare Nancy.