Saturday, May 17, 2008

Patriot Premium

Now this is especially insulting:
A measure that would give veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan full four-year scholarships, dubbed a new G.I. Bill, also passed by a vote of 266-166, short of the two-thirds needed to override the promised veto by President Bush.

The added benefits would cost $52 billion over 10 years and would be paid for by a 0.5 percent surtax on individuals making more than $500,000 a year and couples making more than $1 million.

Calling the new tax a "patriot premium," Democrats argued that it was time for wealthy Americans to share in the sacrifice that troops are making in Iraq.

What in the Hell is that? Wealthy Americans have to share in the sacrifice? Not that any other American is, but let's make the rich pay for it as a punishment for being successful. Anyone else hearing the choir of social justice sung by elitist jackass'?

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