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  •  How about a tax on guns and bullets? (0+ / 0-)

    That tax can help fund the pensions. As a matter of fact, how about we tax ALL munitions and implements of war?
    I, for one, will NOT pay a friggin' tax to fund war so it can go to pensions. I am against war. I was against Afghanistan and Iraq. I believe the lives we lost there were not for some grand and glorious reason, nor did it have anything to do with fighting for America or "for our rights and freedoms." They were sacrificed so the munitions manufacturers and the likes of Halliburton, KBR, and Xe (or whatever the fuck it's called now) could get very, very wealthy. They were also sacrificed so we could go in and steal Iraq's oil and possibly get that pipeline in Afghanistan finally built  (It's also why the Russians were there).
    I'm not heartless. I think they should be cared for. I think all vets, past, present and future, should get what they are supposed to get. NOTHING should be cut. In fact, their health benefits should be increased, especially for those injured.
    But I won't pay a tax for it. Let's get the money back from those who profited so handsomely.
    And another thing I'll bet is that pensions from the upper echelons aren't the ones that will get cut. It's going to be, as always, the lower ranks who get cut. Just like giving tax cuts to the rich while the rest of us foot the bill.

    Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

    by MA Liberal on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 09:06:42 PM PST

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