U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
Grover Norquist has tied our government’s hands to prevent Congress from taking the responsible steps to raise revenue. Why that is not treason, and why John Boehner, Mitch McConnell & Eric Cantor aren’t also charged with treason is a mystery.
A country that has been at 2+ wars for 10+ years NEEDS to raise revenue to pay for those wars and continue to maintain necessary infrastructure requirements or the fallout will be catastrophic. END THE BUSH TAX CUTS NOW, asaFp, to pay for the 2+ UNFUNDED wars that are deemed necessary for survival while no plan exists to pay for either war. Or end the wars NOW! Continuing both at the same time is both destructive and irresponsible.
Jobs have been consistently lost since 2001 tax decreases for mythical jobs creators.
War and defense spending has more than doubled since 2000 while tax revenue decreased only to support ideology but not benefit this country.
A country that began massive outsourcing of jobs in 1998 needs to focus on raising revenue as there are less people employed to contribute to revenue on local, state and federal levels.
2+ wars need to be paid for by raising revenue. 2+ wars cannot be paid for by asking veterans, teachers, low-income government workers, poor, elderly and students to lessen or completely give up their benefits while mythical jobs creators receive tax breaks for a plan that is clearly not working or results in a job created in another country.
The biggest expense – 2+ UNFUNDED wars – needs to be paid for by ending the biggest loss of revenue: tax cuts for mythical jobs creators while 2+ UNFUNDED wars have continued for 10+ years.
“This is a lot of money,” liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Nov. 29, 2009. "And the point is, we should have been paying for these wars to begin with, right from the beginning. I mean, this was, if you want to talk firsts for Bush, this was the first time in American history that a president took us into a war and cut taxes.