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Rep. John Campbell’s “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” Bill

On the Flash Report last Monday (sorry for being tardy here), Congressman John Campbell introduced a bill with the intention of sticking it to rich liberals with the introduction of his “Put your Money Where Your Mouth is” Bill where a new space might be added to the 1040 to slot taxes you’d like to pay over what you owe the government. Another slap at the elitist liberal left.

Quoting the Congressman: “Senator Hillary Clinton said “We didn’t ask for George Bush’s tax cuts. We didn’t want them and we didn’t need them.” Earlier this year, Warren Buffett testified before Congress saying in part “I think we need to….take a little more out of the hides of guys like me.” Barbara Streisand once said “Republicans cater to the rich. I’d rather pay more taxes, see social reform, health care and research for AIDS.”

All of these people could have voluntarily paid more in taxes. But they chose not to. Maybe that’s because it is not easy or clear how you can pay extra taxes if you want to.”

Hillary Clinton’s tax returns are public. As far as I know, Ms. Streisand and Mr. Buffet are private citizens. So the question I have is, “how the hell would you know if they didn’t pay more than their fair share?” Damn Patriot Act abuse? Again?

Congressman, sign me up. I will gladly fork over some extra dough to the feds as long as I can say where it gets spent (not in Iraq). In fact, why don’t you take this idea to the next level and allow American taxpayers to decide exactly where their tax dollars are spent period. I’d like mine to go towards healthcare, education, and infrastructure; things we could have if we weren’t funding this war you support with money borrowed from the Communist Chinese and Saudis to the tune of $4,000 a second.If the good Congressman really wants to put his money where his votes are, perhaps we can find out what happened to that $9 billion in cash that disappeared in Iraq, or why we’re playing Blackwater mercenaries $440,000 a year when a solider costs the taxpayer $180,000? What about that multimillion contract to the company of some 23 year old who sold sub-standard munitions to the Army without having the proper qualifications?

If you won’t do your job Congressman, I know someone who will. We need Steve Young in Congress.


  1. Heather Pritchard Heather Pritchard April 16, 2008

    If you won’t do your job Congressman, I know someone who will. We need Steve Young in Congress.

    Amen to that one Dan. It’s really easy to push the burden of responsibility to pay for all the things that EVERY American deserves to those who are willing to pay for it, Democrats. You know, the people who don’t demonize taxes and understand that they serve a purpose in the grand scheme of things.

    Nothing will change until Republicans stop peddling the idea that taxes are punitive.

  2. libhomo libhomo April 16, 2008

    The Clintons are hateful rightists who pose as centrist Democrats. They don’t deserve the fortune they got. Much of it is from “speaking fees,” which are payoffs for right-wing policies that favored corporate interests and the wealthy.

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