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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:53 PM
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War Bonds should be sold to finance the war in Iraq.
then, will see if the repugs'll put their money where their mouth is.

What do you think?
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:56 PM
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1. Great Idea!
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 12:56 PM by RC
Then we would find out just how popular the Iraqi genocide is with the American people.
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:57 PM
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2. Seconded!!
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:58 PM
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3. a very good idea.
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dave123williams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:00 PM
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4. They'll never do it; it's a bad investment, that might not pay off.

A political non-starter; why issue bonds when they can just cook the budget, and slash core social programs?
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:26 PM
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5. Separate from the buget...
and only for the Iraqi war. Just like WWll
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Peak_Oil Donating Member (666 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:44 PM
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6. Bad idea.
Why bonds? Why not pay as we go? Institute a huge gasoline tax to cover the cost of the war. You want cheap gas? Pay for it. The only people who benefit from war bonds are those who die before the principal has to be repaid.
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:54 PM
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7. No, if you buy a war bond, and you die, then you lose
When you say "The only people who benefit from war bonds are those who die before the principal has to be repaid." I don't think you are clear on how the war bonds worked. You bought at it some value, and the gov't paid you face value in the future. In other words, a loan from John Q. Individual to the gov't. Or am I misunderstanding you?
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:52 PM
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8. The point is, those who support the war will have to put..
their money where their mouth is. Sounds good to me. If you support the war in Iraq, buy the Bonds, and so forth.
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