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War Tax

When Leaders Declare War

William S. Becker | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

I do not believe in war, but neither do I believe we are done with it. What I know for certain is that no future conflict should be started by leaders who do not have the courage to be honest about why it is necessary and to engage the entire nation in the effort.

Michael McAuliff

Charlie Rangel Pushes For Draft, War Tax To Battle ISIS | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tough talk is cheap, and so are votes to go to war if lawmakers and most of their constituents don't suffer any consequences, said Rep. ...

A Lost Age of Fiscal Heroes? Not So Much.

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

The debate over fiscal responsibility has been muddled by the Great Recession; inevitably, perhaps, arguments over long-term fiscal problems have been conflated with debates over short-term recovery programs. Both debates have suffered terribly as a consequence.

It's Not Too Late for a War Tax

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

For 10 years, the United States has been fighting very real and very expensive wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But we have never levied a dime in special taxes to pay for either of these conflicts, let alone the also-expensive war at home (in the form of homeland security).

A War Tax: A Strategic, Fiscal and Political Imperative

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Without a draft, and without a war tax, 99.9% of Americans do not have to sacrifice at all to continue the war. It is too easy for war to become, for 99.9% of us, more like a video game played out on television.

Democratic, Republican Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over Afghan War Escalation

LA Times | Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The persistent skepticism from the president's own party, along with new doubts raised by Republicans who have generally supported broadening the conf...

Jason Linkins

Evan Bayh Burnishes His Fake Budget Hawk Persona | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the things we re-learned on Sunday is that Evan Bayh is a big fan of pretending that the cost of the war in Afghanistan doesn't ever need to be...

Jeff Muskus

Pelosi: House Dems Don't Support Afghan War Tax | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite ongoing concerns about the cost of troop escalation in Afghanistan, House leadership does not support a proposed tax to help pay for the war, ...

Carl Levin: Upper-Bracket Tax May Be Needed For Afghan War Cost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Higher-income Americans should be taxed to pay for more troops sent to Afghanistan and NATO should provide half of the new soldiers, said Carl Levin, ...

Lawmakers From Both Parties Raise Concerns Over Afghan War Escalation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) voiced their concerns Sunday about the war in Afghanistan, it...

Jeff Muskus

Hoyer Fires Back At Cheney, Bush Administration: 'They Turned Tail' | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dick Cheney ought to look in the mirror before he accuses President Obama of weakness or indecision on Afghanistan, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer ...

How to pay for the next war

Donald Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Cohen

President Obama announced that we would add 4,000 more troops to the 17,000 he already ordered to Afghanistan. In his address to Congress, he also ...

Democratic Leaders Squash "War Tax" Proposal

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democratic leaders moved swiftly Tuesday to thwart a tax proposal that would pay for the Iraq war, seeking to avoid the label of "tax and spend ...