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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:32 PM

Has anyone proposed fixing deficit by funding defense like Social Security?

since defense is such a big cost, give it its own separate tax and make it pay as you go. If a war is planned in the future or erupts unexpectedly (the latter is a very rare occurrence if you're the world's only superpower) then that tax rate should be adjusted accordingly.

That is the minimum that should be done.

I wonder how much we would spend on defense then and how many wars we would get into.

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Reply Has anyone proposed fixing deficit by funding defense like Social Security? (Original post)
yurbud Dec 2012 OP
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #1
TDale313 Dec 2012 #2
Kalidurga Dec 2012 #3
Gregorian Dec 2012 #4
yurbud Dec 2012 #5
yurbud Dec 2012 #6

Response to yurbud (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:36 PM

1. Yep, wars are planned by the MIC, everyone wants some $$$$$. What we need is a kill tax on the

Department of War.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:36 PM

2. I don't know how the logistics would work,

But I like this idea.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:54 PM

3. I love this idea...

The people that are most likely to have to join the military shouldn't have to be taxed on top of that though.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:27 PM

4. I've been saying this for decades.

I wonder if there's law that states the military must be funded a certain way.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:07 PM

5. There is no law that matters if it's not what the rich want

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:08 PM

6. I heard Randi Rhodes say something similar years ago, and Smedley Butler

said something similar to make war less appealing to the wealthy.

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