The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee suggests a War Surtax. With the administration now asking for $200 billion in temporary funding, Chairman David Obey (D-WI) figures it'd be a good time to start paying for it.
Not so says Sen Lindsey Graham (D-SC). He says wars pay for themselves. From NPR:
Americans also paid a war surtax. (NPR)
"You pay for the war by winning the war. This is not an accounting exercise. How did we pay for World War II? Everybody rolled up their sleeves and did the best they could."