Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Who Needs Taxes to Buy Body Armor?

Via Think Progress, we learn that

The Oklahoma House of Representatives recently passed legislation to create "Patriot Plates," special license plates which help buy body armor for Oklahoma troops sent to Iraq.

For every $35 plate purchased, the state will donate twenty bucks to a special fund to buy bulletproof vests and other pieces of armor to keep soldiers safe.

The legislation was proposed by State Rep. Ryan Kiesel, who said he got the idea after meeting with soldiers from his district. "They were being sent to Afghanistan or Iraq with no body armor or Vietnam-era body armor."