It’s a long-time running joke that nothing is certain in life but death and taxes. In all honesty, it isn’t a joke; but a verifiable truth. All living things, including man, die and the federal government taxes its citizens on pretty much everything. If the government needs more money to mismanage and waste, it creates a tax on citizens. This has become so prevalent that most Americans either ignore it, accept it, or complain loudly about it, but to no avail. It has become so ingrained in the operation of government to heave tax upon tax for money that government has produced a $19 trillion dollar debt — the majority of that debt is unconstitutional spending.
Citizens of this nation, along with the rest of the Western world, have listened to UN scientists lie, manipulate, and control the data related to the weather that blames human occupation for the farce climate change. The only reason to do this is to implement some “carbon footprint tax” in a massive income redistribution scheme. Not only do citizens have to worry about the “policies” on “climate change” parting them from their hard-earned money, Democrat Senator Chris Coons from Delaware called for a “surtax” on Americans to pay for the war against the Islamic State.
Coons didn’t get the memo that taxpayer money has already been wasted on ISIS, meaning Americans are already paying for this conflict. However, Coons wants taxpayers to pay more. What is left out is the fact the tax will remain afterward — it will not be rescinded.
Appearing on the MSNBC “Morning Joe” show, Coons stated that Obama had submitted an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to Congress requesting the body declare war against ISIS. However, the one tiny little burp in the works is the fact that America has not the funds to engage ISIS in war, thereby providing a reason for a surtax.
Coons claimed that during the Vietnam War, a surtax was imposed on the public to pay for the war despite Congress never issuing a declaration of war. He also claims that all wars except Iraq and Afghanistan saw a surtax levied to pay for the war. According to the Tax History Project, Coons is correct.
In the introduction to the book, War and Taxes, writers Steven A. Bank, Kirk J. Stark, and Joseph J. Thorndike, “Beginning with the War of 1812, special taxes have supported every major military conflict in our nation’s history. Moreover, many levies have outlasted the wars they financed. Politicians like to talk about their plans for revamping the country’s tax system, but important tax reform usually happens when it must, not when it should. War has been the most important catalyst for long-term, structural change in the nation’s fiscal system. Indeed,…