I’ve a somewhat different take on this how best to raise revenues business, kids. The meter for the little yellow cabbie on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan alone is $6 trillion and ticking–$6 trillion–if you and your friends at the Times are genuinely in search of a large block of immediate additional funds–how about shutting down the war machine?
The war machine is immoral–but, hey– nobody cares about morality any more, now do they?–It’s all so old-fashioned–morality–
so–let’s just close down the war machine for a strictly fiscal reason, that is, because we simply cannot afford to pay for the war machine.
In so doing, we can, at minimum, save–the betting of another $6 trillion on the next futile foreign war dance–see Syria, Iran et al–where plans to dance are being laid as I write this little note.
Consider, gentlemen, that we have already kissed goodbye $6 trillion on these two comparatively minor named misadventures with nothing to show for our investment dollar. These goodbye kisses are, just as with a long gray line of other pointless, and ceaseless, war exercises since the end of The Second War, paid for with money coercively raised, derived and funded from and by taxes on the citizens who do not approve these hopeless military sorties.
This November, let’s elect some guys with sense enough to go out and pay the cab the full meter price, have the cabbie turn off the meter and drive away–as he is not needed here anymore. When that little yellow cabbie pulls away, you young men will find you have ample money to fund all manner of American domestic initiatives and programs to help the people of America to enjoy happy and healthy lives.