McArdle modifies the war tax proposal:
Contractionary fiscal policy is not a sound plan when unemployment is up over 10%, and looks set to grow even further. So if you're going to do a war surtax, you want to delay it a little. Make it take effect in 2011, and sunset a year after the last troops are withdrawn. (Or fall below some reference level; we don't want to keep a "war tax" because we've got 20 military advisers still in country.)
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