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    Upper-Bracket Tax May Be Needed for Afghan War Cost, Levin Says

    Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Higher-income Americans should be taxed to pay for more troops sent to Afghanistan and NATO should provide half of the new soldiers, said Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
    An “additional income tax to the upper brackets, folks earning more than $200,000 or $250,000” a year, could fund more troops, Levin, a Michigan Democrat, said in an interview for Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend.
    White House Budget Director Peter Orszag has estimated that each additional soldier in Afghanistan could cost $1 million, for a total that could reach $40 billion if 40,000 more troops are added.
    That cost, Levin said, should be paid by wealthier taxpayers. “They have done incredibly well, and I think that it’s important that we pay for it if we possibly can” instead of increasing the federal debt load, the senator said.



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    Sure! We'll start with his paycheck. Douchebag.
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    Oh boy, we couldn't even consider cutting social programs, or pork barrel projects, etc could we. that would just make to much sense
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    Start with stop building new public housing, giving foodstamps to people with 16 kids with 16 differant fathers, etc..
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