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War Is Generational Theft

April 16, 2009
Jack Hunter

On April 15, commonly referred to as Tax Day, countless “tea parties” were held across the United States to protest President Barack Obama’s massive spending agenda. These demonstrations, mostly organized by grassroots conservatives, are an angry response to the utter waste of taxpayer dollars and the creation of further debt that promises to saddle future generations with an unfathomable financial burden.

These protesters have my full support, and I joined the Charleston tea party down at the Old Custom House. But in focusing on just Obama’s stimulus, fiscal conservatives are ignoring half the problem.

Last year when Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz published his book on U.S. spending on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, The Three Trillion Dollar War, Bush White House spokesman Tony Fratto responded by saying, “People like Joe Stiglitz lack the courage to consider the cost of doing nothing and the cost of failure.”

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