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May 8, 2007

Paying The Costs Of The Iraq Occupation - And Stopping It

-- by Dave Johnson

Here's an idea for an "incentive-based" solution to paying the costs - human and financial - of the ongoing occupation of Iraq. If the COSTS of the occupation were actually being paid by the public-at-large - instead of borrowing the money and making our kids pay it off - it would end tomorrow.

1) A huge-ass whopping tax on everyone to pay the costs of the occupation. This comes to about $8500 for each family of four so far, not counting upcoming costs like replacement of equipment, medical care for the wounded, the cost of eventually bringing them home, etc.

2) Any family that actually sends someone to fight in the war does not have to pay the tax.

This is an opportunity for Bush supporters to - for the first time - do more than put "support the troops" stickers on their SUVs.

Comments, anyone?

Posted by Dave Johnson at May 8, 2007 5:04 PM

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Lets not make the richest families exempt from this tax, or the corporations that are benefiting from it. Call it what it is, the Iraq War tax. Actually this tax is only fair, isn't it? Pay as you go? There's no way to do war on the cheap. Somebody's gotta pay for it sooner or later.

Posted by: MJ [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 9, 2007 5:27 AM

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