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Afghanistan: Pay for it or charge it?

Afghanistan: Pay for it or charge it?

President Obama announced that he is planning to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in early 2010 at an expected additional cost of $30 billion per year.  The question arises how to pay for it.  Congress is discussing if they should just charge it like they do everything else or if they should pay for it as they go.

I personally feel that we as Americans should pay our bills as we go, not continue to run up the Government debt that is estimated to be $21 trillion by the year 2019.  Senator David Obey said it best: “Regardless of whether one favors the war or not, if it is to be fought, it ought to be paid for.”

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  1. jthomason16
    December 2, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I do believe that we should pay for the war effort as we go. By charging everything we are doing absolutely no good. It just seems irresponsible to keep running up the government debt. When you just keep running up the debt on your credit card, eventually you are going to get in trouble. I believe that the same thing should be taing into consideration. We are not improving our image as a nation by running up debt and not paying anyting off.

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