WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in both houses of Congress have introduced legislation to pay for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq by using a method that's a throwback to prior U.S. conflicts: war bonds.
Saying that it would "promote national shared sacrifice and responsibility," Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Fla., introduced a bill Wednesday in the House of Representatives that would authorize the treasury secretary to issue and sell war bonds to Americans to fund the wars.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I have no idea how people voluntarily buying rate-earning war bonds is "shared sacrifice," but whatever makes the idiots who rule us happy...
by Atrios at 14:45