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Monday, November 30, 2009

War tax proponent Obey calls expected troop surge a 'fool's errand' - TheHill.com

From the Hill:

The chief architect of a bill to increase taxes to pay for the Afghanistan war
said he didn't believe adding troops would yield much benefit. "The problem
is you can have the best policy in the world but if you don't have the tools to
implement it it isn't worth a bean bag,"Rep. David Obey (D-Wisc.), the House
Appropriations Committee chairman, told CNN on Sunday. ...President Barack Obama is expected to announce on Tuesday he
will add 30,000 troops to the war effort in Afghanistan to stem the rise of
Taliban and to pursue al-Qaeda. But Obey said supporting a corrupt Afghan
government by adding troops amounted to a "fool's errand." If policymakers
believe continuing the war effort in Afghanistan was an important public policy,
Obey added, then they should be willing to pay for it by raising taxes on higher
income levels. The war would likely cost as much over the next decade as the
effort to reforming the healthcare system, Obey said.

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