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IPFS News Link • WAR: About that War

Should we pay higher taxes to cover the cost of Afghan war?

• McClatchy News
Abraham Lincoln levied the country's first income tax to help pay soldiers and buy rifles for the Civil War.

Franklin Roosevelt raised taxes as well, to help pay for World War II.

Lyndon Johnson tacked a temporary 10 percent surtax on top of normal income taxes to help pay for the Vietnam War. 

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