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In honor of tax day tomorrow, here's a World War II-era propaganda cartoon Disney did for the federal government to persuade Americans to pay high, wartime taxes. "Now what are you going to do? Spend for the Axis? Or save for taxes?"

By Ezra Klein  |  April 14, 2010; 12:59 PM ET
 
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I had a video tape of this growing up. And I'm Canadian! Goes to show, they indoctrinate us canucks from childhood.

Posted by: gammon1 | April 14, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I agree totally. Federal taxes for guns, airplanes, and ships to defeat our nation's enemies is exactly what our taxes should be for.

Posted by: lancediverson | April 14, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

And thus were born, thanks to Carl Barks, what would become Uncle Scrooge and Gladstone Gander.

Posted by: tomcammarata | April 14, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Income tax rates should go up 10 to 20% automatically whenever we're at war. Less than 1% of us bear the burden right now so we're all too eager to send troops off to wherever for whatever reason. The prospect of having to personally pay extra could inject some much-needed caution into how we go about solving our international problems.

Posted by: BigTunaTim | April 14, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

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