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