- Oct 7, 2004
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I grant your wish. The MIC is gone. What you replacing the tax-base with? You want to spend on social program--a laudable usage of tax revenue--but you have to have something to tax. All that buying leads to sales-tax. All those corporations pay taxes--we can argue whether it should be more in another thread. All those employees pay tax. All those employees buy goods and services generating more sales tax, more jobs creating more income tax, etc. I am OK with the concept of phasing out or removing the MIC but we better have someplace else to go to next--and quickly--or it will only make things worse. JMO, YMMV. -- jimAs for your view that we need to be spending all the money we do on the military in order to 'keep the wolves at bay' is one I neither agree is wise, economically feasible, or necessary. That policy is a great way to go broke, which is exactly what we've done to ourselves at the expense of infrastructure, education, medical care and overall decency.