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Wed Sep 10, 2014, 09:48 PM

So how are we supposed to pay for yet another war?

Nobody's been asking that. The American taxpayer is tapped out.

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Reply So how are we supposed to pay for yet another war? (Original post)
Brigid Sep 2014 OP
grahamhgreen Sep 2014 #1
atreides1 Sep 2014 #5
Journeyman Sep 2014 #2
BuelahWitch Sep 2014 #3
Brigid Sep 2014 #7
Cleita Sep 2014 #4
liberal_at_heart Sep 2014 #22
Sopkoviak Sep 2014 #6
Brigid Sep 2014 #8
niyad Sep 2014 #13
Sopkoviak Sep 2014 #14
niyad Sep 2014 #15
Chisox08 Sep 2014 #9
kelly1mm Sep 2014 #10
Scuba Sep 2014 #23
flamingdem Sep 2014 #11
Barack_America Sep 2014 #12
Autumn Sep 2014 #16
dickthegrouch Sep 2014 #17
Sopkoviak Sep 2014 #18
valerief Sep 2014 #19
Snarkoleptic Sep 2014 #20
progressoid Sep 2014 #21
HereSince1628 Sep 2014 #24

Response to Brigid (Original post)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 09:49 PM

1. NONE of the war hawks on this board will even attempt to answer the question.

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 09:54 PM

5. It's simple

The Congressional Republicans will go to their corporate donors and explain how increasing taxes is patriotic and it will be for the well being of the nation. The extra revenue will be used to insure that the military has all it needs to succeed and that what isn't used for the nations defense will be used to repair and replace infrastructure, and assist in creating jobs.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 09:51 PM

2. The Chinese may have more American troops on their shelf, but I suspect. . .

they are getting more than a little antsy about our ability to eventually pay back their loans.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 09:52 PM

3. Guess we'll have to tighten our belts and eat more peas...

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Response to BuelahWitch (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 09:54 PM

7. And maybe ramen noodles for Sunday dinner.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 09:52 PM

4. I'm certain they are eyeing the Social Security fund and

when they do, they'd better get ready for granny terrorists here.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 11, 2014, 02:31 AM

22. I hear Social Security Disability refunding is coming up. Maybe we can make the disabled

pay for the next round of killings.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 09:54 PM

6. Did you even listen to the President?

 


Next week marks 6 years since our economy suffered its worst setback since the Great Depression.

Yet despite these shocks; through the pain we have felt and the grueling work required to bounce back – America is better positioned today to seize the future than any other nation on Earth.
Our technology companies and universities are unmatched; our manufacturing and auto industries are thriving. Energy independence is closer than it’s been in decades. For all the work that remains, our businesses are in the longest uninterrupted stretch of job creation in our history.
Despite all the divisions and discord within our democracy, I see the grit and determination and common goodness of the American people every single day – and that makes me more confident than ever about our country’s future.


See? Right there. We're in better shape than ever.

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Response to Sopkoviak (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 09:56 PM

8. Uh huh. Riiiiight.

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Response to Sopkoviak (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 10:22 PM

13. you forgot the sarcasm thingy!

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Response to niyad (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 10:24 PM

14. Didn't think it necessary.

 

eom

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Response to Sopkoviak (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 10:27 PM

15. welcome to du--these days, it can be hard to tell!

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 10:02 PM

9. We will pay for it the way we've paid for Bush's war

On the backs of the poor and the working class. More cuts to education, food stamps, medicaid with an eye towards Social Security and medicare.

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Response to Chisox08 (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 10:04 PM

10. And some here wonder why many voters see no difference in the two parties ..... nt

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Response to kelly1mm (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 11, 2014, 06:56 AM

23. Not enough, anyway.

 

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 10:08 PM

11. The Gulf States pay or

fergetabout it

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 10:14 PM

12. This is our 10th one on our MIC rewards card...

..So we get this one (or another one of equal or lesser value) for free.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 10:32 PM

16. The oil will pay for it. Just the same as it did the last one or two,

and the next three or four. Because that's what we do now. We wage War. And if you don't like it...... GOTV!!!!!!!




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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 10:33 PM

17. How's about a Whitehouse.gov petition ?

Asking the President not to authorize spending a single dollar until Boener and pals have passed legislation both paying for it and staffing it with volunteer troops.

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Response to dickthegrouch (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 10:50 PM

18. Bawaawaaawwaahaahaah

 

Always room for a little levity in these trying times.

Good one

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 10:52 PM

19. Faceshooter Cheney tells us deficits don't matter. nt

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 11:06 PM

20. "The American taxpayer is tapped out."

There is a certain group of taxpayers who are not tapped out. They are, in fact, doing very, very well.

The best way to discourage military adventures abroad is to link them to an increase the top marginal tax rate to 91%.
Implement this and the war drums will be indistinguishable from the sound of a mouse fart across town.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Sep 11, 2014, 01:33 AM

21. How about a tax cut for the rich?

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Thu Sep 11, 2014, 07:03 AM

24. Don't we have a tax for war?..The excise tax on local telephone/communications services?

I know the big banks fought to get free from it a few years ago.

I think it's still billed on local service, but I haven't had a telephone in over a decade so I'm not sure.

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