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Not Feeling These Wars


The real “fiscal cliff” is the approximately $2 billion a week that we keep throwing at these occupations of foreign lands (some people call them “wars”) and the debt keeps discreetly piling up on our country’s credit card. Body bags are still coming home but they arrive in the middle of the night at Andrews AFB so as not to upset the populace which has stopped paying attention. Except for the families of dead soldiers, no one is feeling it. My solution: Start making people feel it. I’d propose slapping a $100 monthly “war tax” on everyone’s paycheck. These wars would stop posthaste.

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