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    regarding the Lowden's proposal in Nevada.

    Sue Lowden Tried to Charge Fees For Burials of US Military Veterans

    NEVADA - In a new robocall going out to 118,000 households across Nevada, a veteran of the war in Iraq expresses disgust with former State Senator Sue Lowden's plan to tax the burials of men and women who  served in uniform.

    In the calls, sponsored by Action Fund, Iraq war veteran Jennifer Kramer, from Las Vegas says:

    "I served in Iraq, and I have news that really outraged me.  You may have heard of Sue Lowden. She SAYS she supports our service men and women who sacrificed so much for our freedom.  BUT as a state senator, Sue Lowden tried to impose a burial tax on Nevada veterans and their families.  That's right, a BURIAL TAX on veterans who served our country. When the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars objected to her scheme, Sue Lowden said she didn't understand why her legislation was so controversial.  I can't think of anything more offensive to my fellow veterans than making us pay a tax on our burial. Remember Sue Lowden's burial tax on veterans next time she tells you she supports our veterans."

    Indeed, as a state senator in 1995, Sue Lowden introduced a special burial tax for Nevada veterans. Senate Bill 162, which Lowden sponsored, veterans who had served their country, but not during a time of active conflict, would have been forced to pay a special tax of $100 to be buried in a veterans' cemetery.

    Hey Frank Luntz - What Should I Say To Make Myself Sound Like A Brainless Parrot?

    by hopalong on Mon Jun 07, 2010 at 04:28:36 PM PDT

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