This issue isn't about whether our former POW
's deserve the money, its about who will pay it. If you think we ought to raise a special POW
tax to benefit former POW
's and their families as well as the families of MIA
's (not the ambulance chasers who are pushing this forward)....then I'm all for it.
Lets draft a letter and I'll be happy to put lets see, 130 million or so taxpayers in the US, and they want a billion dollars so that means we all agree to a one-time additional tax collection of say $7.60 per taxpayer....I'm all for it, no BS
about it. Hell, lets make it real money and include every former POW
and the living survivors of dead POWs and MIAs and make it $100 per taxpayer.
I'll even draft the letter, and my $100 is sitting in the wallet as we speak. I was going to blow it on blackjack in Vegas next week for our anniversary, but this is better. I donated to veterans charities last year, and will do it again this year, but this is something special. I agree with Falcon, we owe it to all the former POW
's and MIAs and their families. Lets do it.
Lets just avoid an international legal dispute about the Iraqi money that will do no one any good other than the lawyers. This is not about divisive politics, and the issue deserves more than that.