Saturday, February 26, 2005
Want to reduce the federal deficit and cut more taxes? Perhaps a little less Wilsonian democracy ("making the world safe for democracy") by reducing the military and our imperialistic ventures.. According to the New York Times, a single U.S. soldier costs the American taxpayer an average of $4,000,000 over his/her lifetime and $4,000 a day in Iraq. And as the costs of the Iraq war continue to escalate, I return to my thoughts during Vietnam when it cost $1,000,000 to kill each enemy soldier, that it would be so much cheaper just to buy them off.