How much of your two weeks work cycle would you like to spend working to keep a global military hegemony going? I’d probably want to clock it out around my first coffee break on Monday (which is fairly early), but that’s me.Some pacifists withhold a portion (or all) of their Federal taxes in protest against military spending, and there's even a campaign to let people opt out of funding the military on their tax forms. Maybe Konczal's idea would be a good alternative?
05 November 2009
Defense, or Social Security?
Mike Konczal considers the effect of breaking Defense Department spending out as a separate line item on pay stub tax witholding statements, alongside Social Security and Medicare. If citizens saw a number for military alongside social spending, they might make more informed choices about the relative values of each.