Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by emoney_33, May 4, 2011.
Drug Policy Alliance
We need some Reapers on the border ... just bomb the drug runners.
I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not, I sure hope you are.
As someone who proudly voted to decriminalize marijuana posession in Massachusetts, I'm all for legalizing some drugs. Most in here know my position on this subject, and on that of prostitution. I'd legalize, regulate, and tax each.
If we don't it's the end of our cities (and maybe Mexico).
Read some of stuff in Reason if you want to see how bad it really is. Proliferation of SWAT teams serving warrants, police departments motivated to enrich themselves based on asset seizure laws, etc.
The war on drugs has been a multi billion dollar failure, legalize M and tax it.. California would be out the red in 6 months as would Maine.
When we lied near the north west border of Maine, there were quite a few folks in town who were marginally employed.. then in September they would all go out and buy new trucks, snowmachines and cars.. after a couple of years we figured it out, it was not the lottery.
No, the governments of those places would find new ways to waste all the increased revenues those new laws generated.
Maybe but that could be true of any new found revenue. It is new found revenue, nonetheless which is better in the governments hands than in the drug dealers.
Be that as it may, any contention that legalizing drugs will solve our deficit problems is simply a fallacy.
It sounds like most of us are in agreement.
I noticed the same thing in the Downeast region between Houlton and Calais.
New trucks, cars, snowmobiles, satellite dishes, and all with a trailer or small house.
I think you're right, unfortunately.
I'm also not comfortable with the idea of new taxes being found money to solve existing problems that have nothing to do with what is being taxed. It may be an unfortunate reality that these new tax revenues would be needed to apply to other spending, but ideally, the taxes would go towards issues related to use and regulation, and little if anything else.
Me too, but who the hell would believe me-------:singing:
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