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The Path Less Traveled

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Inspired by Path clearing in Congress for Obama’s Syria plan (Ed O’Keefe and Anne Gearan, Washington Post 9/16/14 page A7).

 

If we’re getting ready to again travel down the path of going to war, shouldn’t we pay for it this time?

 

“And I took the path less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

 

The path is clear because it’s well-traveled,

And that’s why America’s finances have unraveled.

 

Let’s not go down the same path we did before:

Being willing to fight but not pay for a war.

 

What’s wrong with a small and temporary tax hike?

Can’t Republicans agree with pay taxes for things that they like?

 

If it’s worth it to fight to forestall future attacks,

Isn’t it worth paying a temporary surtax?

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NB: Dems did in fact propose this in 2007 and 2009. It’s time to bring this idea back.

 

If a war is worth fighting, shouldn’t we ALL share in its costs instead of passing them on to our children?

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