Alan Grayson Introduces the "War Is Making You Poor Act" Alan Grayson Introduces the "War Is Making You Poor Act"
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Alan Grayson Introduces the "War Is Making You Poor Act"

by Andrew Price

May 26, 2010
In the video below, Representative Alan Grayson, a Democrat from Florida, introduces the "War Is Making You Poor Act." It limits spending on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to $549 billion, saving $159 billion. Those savings go to a tax waiver on up to $35,000 in income for every American and paying down the national debt.

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I'm not a huge fan of giving bills these rhetorically loaded names, but it's true, we spend a ludicrous amount on defense, and a lot of people don't link that with their tax burden or the national debt.
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Alan Grayson Introduces the "War Is Making You Poor Act"