For the past 10 years our country has been at war. A war, we are told, it is our patriotic duty to support. The only support that we have had to give so far is the lives of our brave and poor. That and the occasional yellow ribbon magnet stuck to our car. I think it is now time we ask more. We don't need victory gardens and we don't need peach pits. What we need is a war tax, a Patriot Tax.

We fought two wars but we haven't paid for them. The check has came to the table and everyone is eying the restroom. If we are going to ever set our fiscal house in order we must pay off this debt. We owe it to the people who have fought and those who we must still care for. It is the duty of every American to sacrifice during times of war. I am not asking for your life, simply your money. The richest among us, whose children have remained mostly safe, will shoulder the largest burden.

The greatest threat to our national security is economic collapse. Paying off our war debt will help defend against that threat. The next time someone tells you they are for fiscal responsibility and national security, ask them if they support the Patriot Tax.

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