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Rep Alan Grayson Introduces the War Is Making You Poor Act

Sounds like a good bill to me.. What do you think?


Rep. Grayson introduces a bill (HR 5353) to cut separate funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and uses the money to eliminate federal income taxes on every American's first $35,000 of income. Cosponsors of this bill include Ron Paul, Walter Jones, John Conyers, Lynn Woolsey, and Dennis Kucinich.

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This could really catch on.

This could really catch on. I like it.

Tax Credit Issues


It seems the text states the credit cannot go below zero (of what was paid in)

Will this make it easier for people already eligible for multiple deductions to better profit on tax day, receiving more money in returns that they paid out during the year?

Dr.Paul is a co=sponser

maybe DailyPaul can get behind this like the audit the fed bill.

This bill is what we are all about!


it is... hope C4L picks it up

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Paul should amend it to make it an across the board percentage tax cut...don't need to add to the problem of people voting who don't pay taxes on tax consequences for the people who do.

Reach across the aisle!

Unlike the "End the war and reform socialized healthcare" poisoned olive branch that was extended to us last time, I'd say this was a much better platform for working together with other party activists.

I absolutely love the title of this

bill. It addresses the insanity of all the insanity!

This is one of the greatest

This is one of the greatest bills I've ever heard of! Awesome



now is Glenn Beck going to call for lightning to strike this man, too?

(thinking of how he wanted Dennis Kucinich to get hurt)--

oh, it doesn't matter, but . . . those partisans will come calling--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

This is quite brilliant,

actually. And when We discover there is more money in Our pockets what happens? Shopping!!! Hello economy!

Don't expect this to cross pelosi's desk anytime soon.


I HATE SHOPPING!!!!..I'm one of the few women who detest spending money..going in stores...trying things on...hell I even hate the grocery store...Can I just do my own version here..go back to donating to causes I believe in..before I became one of those causes?

I believe in Hope & Change..I Hope the government will Change
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Will you marry me?


Problem is, who'd be buying the groceries?

Marry me and we won't be buying groceries!

We can grow our food in the garden with the pure well water and live happily ever after...

Imagine you are going to get a lot of positive response from us non-shopper males!


I was proposing as you were to Misfit4peace

I think there are a lot of dudes who would be down with her disinterest in shopping. If I never see another mall I will be happy for the rest of my life.


thanks herb, but i don't swing that way!

swing that way! :-)

But I wouldn't mind some fresh organic veggies and the clean water!

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I know his worldview differs from most of ours, but I'm happy to see anyone there who isn't full of shit.

I wonder what the objections will be? Our safety no doubt.

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I just love it. A half-page

I just love it. A half-page bill, exempting $35,000 of everyone's income to be exempt from tax since we have to pay for these expenditures..why pay twice? Ha ha. Doubt it will pass..then we will have more incumbents to oust..

Words have meaning!

Nice to see a congressman other than Dr. Paul actually using the English language to some effect.



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Thank you!

Here's a direct pdf link too:


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That is awesome

I want a "War Is Making The Military Industrial Complex Richer" amendment and a "War Is Putting Your Safety In Jeopardy" amendment to this bill.

Maybe Ron can help there.

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Grayson has put forward some great bills.. He may not be our type of politician, but i have to give credit to him for stuff like this..

Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts

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one must expect the diseases it spreads."
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Thanks for the video AC

where are you in MA?

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Good ol' MA

In the fine city of Fall River! How about yourself Michael?

Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts

"When one gets in bed with government,
one must expect the diseases it spreads."
‎"It's not like I'm a powerful person. My ideas are."

I'd vote for it!

The war IS making us poor...I wish he had specified exactly how it's making individuals poorer through inflation, increased debt, etc. I guess I'd just really like to hear RP's speech about this bill instead!! haha

I like this bill a lot

It a start. In every bill there should be significant benefit to the people and not just to the special interests. I prefer zero going to war and 100% to Americans, but this limits spending to war what was already committed (which is a large amount). It is another clear signal if a politician doesn't vote for this bill, he/she is completely owned by the special interests.

that's about 1/1000 of what he is saying should not be added

while hundreds of millions sounds like a lot, hundreds of billions is 1000x more, so I wouldn't say that demonstrates inconsistency on his part. I remember what Ron Paul said, that money is given to Israel and 3x that is given to Israel's enemies. I still don't understand why Israel wouldn't prefer the U.S. meddle less.