Every war has required higher taxes and sacrafices by the American public except IRAQ and AFGHANISTAN. The selfish stinking American public led by the no more taxes zealots have not had to sacrafice. Our brave soldiers and their families are shouldering almost the entire suffering and burden of these wars. Bush had the audacity to LOWER taxes on the wealthiest Americans while our soldiers did not have the equipment or the number of soldiers needed in Iraq. And then as the our soldiers return they are not receiving the benefits they require and deserve. I am not for higher taxes but if that is what it requires to take care of our soldiers we must do it. DON'T GIVE ME THIS BS THAT WE CUT IN OTHER AREAS TO GIVE TO THE MILITARY. IT IS NOT HAPPENING. IT HAS NOT HAPPENED FOR 9 YEARS. DON'T MAKE SOLDIERS SUFFER FOR OUR SELFISH REFUSAL TO PAY ANY MORE TAXES. Sarah Palin is refusing to even consider an increase for our soldiers. If we choose to fight a war it has to be paid for.