In past wars, taxes were raised, especially for millionaires and billionaires, to pay for them.
The perpetual “war on terror” already cost $5.6 trillion & coupled instead with trillions in tax cuts to the super rich, caused debt explosion to $20 trillion, and hundreds of billions in annual interest.
In “rare” bipartisanship, most Democrats just joined Republicans to pass a “Defense” (war) budget of $700 billion. Republicans also just passed another tax cut of $1.5 trillion, mostly for the super rich.
Can anyone tell me with a straight face this is sustainable, smart or good?
” House Republicans voted on Thursday for a budget resolution that allows for $1.5 trillion of deficit spending to finance tax cuts. Nearly 80 percent of the cuts would go to the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans,”
“The United States military has spent more than $5.6 trillion on conflicts since 2001, more than three times the Pentagon’s actual estimate, :
Senate War Funding vote
House War Spending vote: