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predfan Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-02-07 09:32 AM
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paying our debts in real time
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Much has been made about the fact that no one has been asked
to sacrifice for this war except our military and their
families, but that's not exactly right. Since the $12B a month
it's costing is all "off the books', and we're operating
in a defict economy, naturally the bill will be slipped onto
the backs of our children and grandchildren. Here's my modest
proposal. A $1.50 per gallon gas tax would pay this expense in
real time, and spread the sacrifice throughout the public. I
drive about 150 miles a week, and use approximately 7 gallons
of gas. I'd be paying a war tax of a little less than $11 per
week. By the way, our gas prices, even with the additional
$1.50 per gallon added, would be about half the average price
in England.

So let's belly up to the bar, and see who's serious about
"staying the course'. Most of my Republican friends speak
often about Democratic tendencies to "cut and run'.
Here's their opportunity to do something good for their
country and their grandchildren for the cost of a trip to
McDonalds once a week. 

Wouldn't it be interesting to hear someone discuss this in the
halls of Congress? Sadly, even our Democratic representatives
don't have the nerve to discuss sacrifice.  
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