Most Americans were shocked to learn some years ago that we telephone users were paying a tax up until 2006 that was imposed in 1898 to help pay for the Spanish-American War. Yes, that war. One hundred eight years of taxes for the war.
So what’s today’s war tax debt? Between $109–$432 billion per year. That’s the interest on the war debt. It is encumbered in the $1.030–$1.415 trillion Defense Department annual budget. Reagan’s Cold War and G.W. Bush’s Wars on Afghanistan and Iraq.
Mitt Romney’s economic plan chides President Obama; Romney wants a reversal of irresponsible Obama-era defense cuts. Yes, that’s what it says. Did you know that we were ‘less safe’ under President Obama? And that we will be ‘more safe’ with more Defense spending under Romney? That’ what Mitt’s Plan says.
It further says that he will Send Congress a bill on Day One that cuts non-security discretionary spending by 5 percent across the board. Non-security discretionary spending. So Romney won’t touch the elephant in the accounting room. And clearly not the $109–$432 billion in war debt.
Yet, Romney’s Plan states that The Federal Government Should Stop Doing Things The American People Can’t Afford, For Instance: Repeal Obamacare — Savings: $95 Billion.
Yes, Americans cannot ‘afford’ health care that costs $95 billion but it CAN afford to keep paying yearly $109–$432 billion in war debt.
Tell your friends and family about this nonsense. Educate The People. Let them know how shysters operate.
Recall those idiotic Tea Party types shouting, ‘Kill the Bill!’
Amazing stupidity alive and spreading in the Land of the Free.