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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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