The United States would begin financing its military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan with war bonds under new legislation introduced Tuesday.
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) unveiled the “United States War Bonds Act of 2009” early this afternoon, which would authorize the Treasury Department to begin selling bonds to fund the wars.
The bonds, Nelson said, would be purposed with helping to pay for the military efforts, in particular the surge of 30,000 troops in Afghanistan, without having to resort to the “war surtax” that has been discussed by some liberals in the House and Senate.
He really does not understand that all of our debt is structured through bond sales and the like, does he?
If I were a liberal in the Senate, here is what I would do. I would immediately write up a Stupak like amendment to make sure none of the funds raised in the war bonds co-mingles with any of the other funds raised by the sale of other treasury bonds, just to make damned sure no “WAR VICTORY YELLOW RIBBON ON MY CAR BEN NELSON IS A JACKASS BONDS” fund any abortions.
That ought to piss off the poor bastards at the Bureau of the Public Debt. The problem is, Ben Nelson is so goddamned stupid he will probably think it is a good idea.
For double fun, someone could go to the floor and suggestr we keep the proceeds from war bonds in Al Gore’s lockbox.