Best Defense

Pay as you go for your wars

This poster reminded me of a thought I’ve seen bouncing a lot in recent years: Why don’t we pay for our wars as we fight them? Raise taxes, sell bonds, etc.  

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This poster reminded me of a thought I’ve seen bouncing a lot in recent years: Why don’t we pay for our wars as we fight them? Raise taxes, sell bonds, etc.

 

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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