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Sun Sep 14, 2014, 03:34 PM

How to immediately stop GOP war talk in its tracks

File a bill in Congress that immediately does five things:

1. Repeals every tax cut since August 1981, effective the day the first shot is fired.
2. Doubles taxes on all corporations with more than $5 million in gross revenue, and all individuals with more than $250,000 gross income. This War Tax Rate is effective until 366 days after all troops are redeployed, except in presidential election years and then it's 367 days.
3. Declares any company that earned more than half its revenue from government contracts to be a defense contractor, and requiring all defense contractors to pay their employees only in cash - no stock options during wartime - and no employee of a defense contractor may earn more than the base pay of the commanding general of the Army division stationed closest to the company's headquarters.
4. Requires that any American in the war zone - the country the war is in, all the countries surrounding it, a distance from shore equal to the smallest land nation surrounding the country where the war is in the case of coastal nations, or 1000 miles of ocean in the case of island nations, and the airfields or ports used to support the war - be enlisted in the Army, graduate from basic training and a relevant advanced individual training, and be subject to military law and regulations.

Moreover, repeal or amendment of any part of this ends the war.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 04:07 PM

1. Unfortunately, there is nothing immediate

about filing a bill in Congress. I'm feeling you about declaring war without raising revenue/taxes to pay for it, but number 4 is unrealalistic.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014, 04:17 PM

2. Let's just nationalize big business instead

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 04:18 PM

3. It might be easier to require

That they put their daughters and sons in harms way first.

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