Obey: Want money for war? Change course

The House Appropriations Committee chairman says he won't report out a supplemental funding bill unless Bush makes changes.


Tim Grieve
October 2, 2007 9:06PM (UTC)

How it's done: House Appropriations Committee chairman David Obey said today that he has "absolutely no intention" of letting a supplemental funding bill for the Iraq war out of his committee until the president changes course on the war.

Obey also said he'll support a proposal -- it will never pass, but it's good to make the point -- that would raise federal income taxes in order to help pay for the war.

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At the White House, Dana Perino was asked whether Americans shouldn't be asked to make some financial sacrifice to pay for the war. Her response: "Well, we've always known that Democrats seem to revert to type, and they are willing to raise taxes on just about anything."


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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