Well speaking of wars- as you say in the past when we were in a war taxes were high to pay for it- but what did Bush do? He started two wars- and CUT taxes at the same time! And now we wonder why there is such a huge deficit?
The big mistake Obama made was ever wanting to be president in 2008- I said at the time- anyone who want to be president now is a fool! - It's like wanting to be Captain of the Titanic after it had hit the ice berg and was sinking. A mission doomed to failure.