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  •  Marijuana prohibition MAKES NO SENSE (12+ / 0-)

    but that hasn't stopped the government from blowing over a trillion dollars to continue it.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:19:09 AM PST

    •  Isn't that technically stimulus? (0+ / 0-)

      given to law enforcement, who then allows it to flow back into the community?

      95% of all life forms that once existed on earth are now extinct. It is only a matter of time until the Republicans follow suit.

      by PRRedlin on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:23:31 AM PST

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      •  No. If you haven't yet (5+ / 0-)
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        watched the new documentary called Breaking the Taboo -- which is free to watch online, all it takes is a one-hour investment of your time -- you need to watch it. The costs far, far, far outweigh any economic benefit to this insane war on people.

        It lays the facts out plainly. President Obama, unfortunately, also has apparently not watched it yet, because he said this:

        "When you're talking about drug kingpins, folks involved in violence, people who are peddling hard drugs to our kids and our neighborhoods that are devastated, there is no doubt we need to go after those folks hard," said Obama.
        He remains clueless -- or is simply saying this because he thinks it's required politically -- because as the movie helps make abundantly clear, the drug war itself is the most violent, destructive force you can imagine on the lives of people, children and families, not only in the US but around the world. As long as he is still supporting this in concept and opposing legalization and regulation, he is supporting a policy that defies facts, science, and reality.

        Yes I am happy he said what he did in the interview... I do consider it baby steps and that he is getting the message that voters themselves are starting to change their minds. Good. But that message needs to be louder and stronger. Much louder and stronger. Getting everyone to watch

        Breaking the Taboo

        is a good way to start. Watch it, please.  

      •  Although Keynes treated (0+ / 0-)

        any government expenditure as stimulus in his original theory, it has been observed, and analyzed in the more developed theory, that throwing money away has less of a stimulative effect on the economy than investing in infrastructure, education, rule of law, and such. Buying bombs has much less effect than buying research and manufacturing equipment. Buying war planes is much less effective than buying planes for transportation of goods and civilians. Giving money to the poor and to middle class people has more effect than giving it to the rich. And so on.

        America—We built that!

        by Mokurai on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 10:18:13 AM PST

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    •  Prohibition is a great way... (0+ / 0-)

      to make criminal enterprise thrive (of the illegal and legal kind).

      Progressive Candidate Obama (now - Nov 6, 2012)
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      by The Dead Man on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:49:32 AM PST

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    •  That money is not "blown" that's pure ROI (1+ / 0-)
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      for those who invested in the right politicians.

      Progressive Candidate Obama (now - Nov 6, 2012)
      Bipartisan Obama returns (Nov 7, 2012)

      by The Dead Man on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:52:44 AM PST

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