Time for the working class and the middle class, or what's left of it, to get out there and pay their taxes, if they haven't already. As always, it's particularly important that those folks step up and do their part, because of course you just can't count on the rich to pay their fair share.
Some people seem to think all those tax dollars would be better spent on something other than Iraq (for those wondering "How much is too much to spend on the war in Iraq," there's a YouTubes for that). They'll be rallying at Sunset Post Office, 1001 E. Sunset Road, at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.
"Invest in America not in War!" implores a release from Americans United for Change announcing the rally. "As the War in Iraq drags into its 6th year and as Nevada families brace for recession at home, it’s time for Rep. Jon Porter to abandon the failed Bush policy of spending over $10 billion a month keeping U.S. Troops stuck in the crosshairs of a religious civil war."
Yeah, umm, according to the talking points distributed by the vast secular left conspiracy, that's supposed to be "the failed Bush-McCain policy."
By tying the rally to the regressive tax burden, event organizers might be able to rekindle some interest in the Iraq invasion and occupation. Tough sell, though, inasmuch as most of America has totally tuned out and quit paying attention to our nation's catastrophic military aggression. On the one hand, jeepers, fatigue. But lying just beneath the easily understandable veneer of war weariness is the persistent, nagging self-realization among a growing number of the American citizenry that they themselves were bloodthirsty and that their own eagerness to go a-warring back in the day facilitated the idiots of both parties who signed off on the fiasco. It's easier to supress all that guilt over their own complicity if they just don't think about the war at all. And so nobody went to see that great Tommy Lee Jones movie.