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“Conservatives are always hesitant to support new taxes. For one thing, we have a deeply nonsensical, overcomplicated tax regimen already, where too many people are charged too much with too little of a return. Since taxes are fungible, adding new money into that existing system complicates and exacerbates the existing problem. Second, new taxes expand the scope of a large and expanding government.
But even the most conservative, small government voters can agree that taxes exist to fund the necessary, shared resources that only the government can provide: roads, bridges, the common defense. The key here is that, without government intervention, something critical simply will not or could not happen.
Which brings us to a proposal from almost-senator and current Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. He proposed levying a tax on households that don’t have a direct connection to military service to support veterans. While the earlier concerns around taxes apply, conservatives shouldn’t dismiss some form of a war tax out of hand.”
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