Paying For The War, Ctd

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  Make it take effect in 2011, and sunset a year after the last troops are withdrawn.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.)