Beto proposes a 'war tax' to help veterans as he struggles to regain his momentum

Mail Online | 6/22/2019 | Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For
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Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke has released the details of his proposed 'war tax' intended to help veterans and discourage 'endless wars.'

O'Rourke, who introduced similar legislation as a House member before his unsuccessful effort to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, said the tax is meant to remind Americans of the sacrifice born by service members, while raising funds that could go to care for veterans.

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'We must be willing to pay any price, and bear any burden, to provide the full care, support, and resources to every single veteran who served every single one of us," O'Rourke said in a statement announcing the plan.

"Eighteen years into the war in Afghanistan, and nearly three decades after our first engagement in Iraq, the best way to honor our veterans' service is to cancel the blank check for endless war -- and reinvest the savings to ensure every American can thrive upon their return home," he said.

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O'Rourke also is calling for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, without saying exactly how he would do so.

But he says savings from getting out could also steer money back toward veterans.

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