Should probably rename this thread "float your dumb question here Tony"

Could some one tell me why Congress is proposing a tax for OEF..oops I mean "Overseas Contingency Operations" I would just a soon buy a war bond. I dont mean a "Patriot Bond" or any other renamed E series bond that can also go to fund looney toon government programs, a bond that I know goes directly to fund OCO. It seems to me before taxing the reluctant, shouldn't they ask for donations?