With all of the debate regarding the need to make war on ISIL, I fail to hear any discussion as to how we pay for it. The risk of inaction is obvious, but before any decision is made as to how we commit to this matter, we need to raise taxes to pay for the billions we will spend.
I am tired of hearing hawkish members of Congress, who adhere to the no-tax pledge and make a big deal of our large government debt, take the disingenuous position that we send in the military, but ignore the fact that we must fund this endeavor. Nobody likes taxes, and most of us hate wars, but hypocrisy and financial mismanagement lead to disaster.
We need to start the discussion now.
Norman Marcus, Plantation