Tuesday, January 15, 2008

You Don't Have to Raise Taxes to Support the Troops

I enjoyed this article from The Free Liberal, Giving without Complaint, by Paul Jacob:

Complain, complain, complain. It’s gotten so bad that a billionaire, Warren Buffett, bemoans that he doesn’t pay enough in taxes.

And former President Clinton, after rewriting his history on Iraq, complains, “I still resent that I was not asked or given the opportunity to support those soldiers.”

Clinton meant “by paying higher taxes.”

But taxes don’t have to be raised on everyone for Mr. Buffett or Mr. Clinton to make a contribution. It is perfectly legal to send the federal government more money than demanded in your tax bill. Really.

Read the rest at the link above. If you think Americans aren't paying enough taxes to support our war in Iraq, or to support whatever your favorite government program is, feel free to send in your own money to the US Treasury. They won't send your check back, you can bet on it. Just don't assume the rest of us want to give more than we already do.

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