H.R.5353 - War Is Making You Poor Act

To reduce the $159.3 billion from the discretionary overseas contingency operations funds in the President's fiscal year 2011 budget for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (without preventing use of mandatory funds from the Department of Defense budget to execute the War on Terror), and amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide individuals a "War is Making You Poor" tax credit against the savings attributable to the overseas contingency operations reduction. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To reduce the $159.3 billion from the discretionary overseas contingency operations funds in the President's fiscal year 2011 budget for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (without preventing use of mandatory funds from the Department of Defense budget to execute the War on Terror), and amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide individuals a "War is Making You Poor" tax credit against the savings attributable to the overseas contingency operations reduction. as introduced.
  • Popular: War Is Making You Poor Act as introduced.
  • Short: War is Making You Poor Act as introduced.

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pdsnickels 09/02/2011 4:52pm

This is the kind of forward thinking we need in Congress! If a bill like this “doesn’t have a chance” as someone said above, that is exactly why we need to vote all the incumbents out – except the HANDFUL, like Grayson – who are actually trying to change things so that our economy can thrive and our country can be strong again.

We do need to vote all the dead wood out – the candidates who are for the status quo must GO! (And that’s 98% of them!) Just because a Democratic candidate is “better” than their opposing Republican candidate is not good enough. That will keep us in status quo mode. Vote out all incumbents who are not GREAT! THAT will send a message to our government that we want CHANGE. Then, in 2016 hopefully we can back some true candidates for change – not Repug and Dim candidates who are owned by the corporatocracy!

pdsnickels 09/02/2011 4:48pm
in reply to antidemagoguery May 27, 2010 9:04am

So this is the 1984’ish Brave New World we live in? Where a great idea for a bill is put down simply because the name is too progressive? Where a bill that makes total sense is put down as being a “train wreck”?

Pray tell, what exactly is wrong with this bill? (aside from your not liking the name of it). (I suppose you don’t vote for candidates because you don’t like the shoes they wear or the way they look, too!)

xcrissxcrossx 07/27/2010 6:17pm
in reply to xcrissxcrossx Jul 27, 2010 6:15pm

And don’t get me wrong, I am voting Aye simply because it seems a good way to say “I don’t want to fund this war,” but couldn’t this just end up increasing our debt a lot?

xcrissxcrossx 07/27/2010 6:15pm

I’m not sure if I’m misunderstanding this bill. It seems like it is supposed to provide an initiative for the government to withdraw more troops by giving a tax credit equal to the costs of the war, but couldn’t they simply ignore this and end up putting us farther into debt?

dankennedy73 06/24/2010 7:17am

I agree with this bill, though I think we should go further. Our forefathers were against large standing militaries and police forces because they become a deterent to the people’s liberties and yes this has hapened here in our country.

mraith 06/14/2010 12:27pm

If Obama would keep his promise to end our wars we would have only a few years of applying that sum to our deficit till we had surplus. That would of course would also require spending less money in other sectors. This bill is a baby step, but it is a step in the right direction. I think we need to dream big…why do we need a standing army/navy/air force of the size and scope we now have?

antidemagoguery 05/27/2010 9:04am
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Oh please spare me the idiots in congress. . . “War is making you poor act” even if there was noble intent, placing such a name on a bill ensures it will gather no serious consideration. The fools who waste our tax dollars are certainly not limited by political affiliation — all of them should get the boot — including the dim bulbs who have anything to do with this train wreck . . .

gbrooks314 05/27/2010 6:44am

Hey ludicrous, my rep is a moron too, but we kept harassing her and she finally co-sponsored HR 1207, the bill to audit the Fed. Keep pecking away at the establishment….

ludicrous0909 05/25/2010 11:37am

I would love for this bill to pass, unfortuanly all of my Representative’s and Senators are morons.

Maki 05/24/2010 4:31pm

Is Grayson for real? This is an excellent bill! I hope it happens.

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