(FloppingAces.net) Those who have even cursory familiarity with the Constitution are aware that the province of raising taxes belongs to Congress. As such, the area of politics where most antitax work gets done is the arena of Congressional races, rather than in the Presidential race – that is, unless you have a case of rank betrayal, as was the case when George H. W. Bush went back on his “Read my lips, no new taxes” pledge.
Fortunately for Mitt Romney, he isn’t running for Congress. He tried that already. Now he’s the GOP nominee for President, and in the event that he wins, his only province over taxes will be the veto power, which he has already pledged to employ.
(Newsmax.com) The United States has quietly moved significant new military forces into the Persian Gulf to discourage an Iranian response to new sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic.
The American moves are designed to deter Iran from any attempt to shut the Strait of Hormuz and to increase the United States’ ability to strike into Iran if necessary, The New York Times reports in a front-page story on Tuesday.
The increased American forces include minesweepers and stealth jets. And a Pentagon official warned that if Iran’s navy harasses American vessels, “We’ll put them on the bottom of the gulf.”