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  •  Um, Tourism, NEW Residents.. (5+ / 0-)

    New Payroll Taxes from the new people..
    Sales Tax,  

    Heck, If the new growers would be taxed, they could do a good chunk off that.

    •  You gotta have jobs (1+ / 0-)
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      JesseCW

      ... to employ that many people.  The unemployment rate in California currently stands at 12.3%.

      I am very much for legalization, but let's keep our claims within the realm of reason.

      ... and we have seen the black suns | pouring forth the night. -- Clark Ashton Smith

      by bustacap on Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 08:18:10 AM PDT

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    •  And I don't want it to seem as if (2+ / 0-)
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      ... I think it's a bad idea; I don't.  I wholeheartedly support common sense legalization and regulation.

      I just want our side not to float pie-in-the-sky ideas that this would be a panacea to effortlessly cure all our monetary and drugwar woes, and then have people (especially ourselves) be seriously disillusioned when it doesn't happen that easily.

      Considering the politically and socially touchy nature of the initiative, the claims for it should be rigorously based in fact and not "we will be greeted as liberators" BS.

      ... and we have seen the black suns | pouring forth the night. -- Clark Ashton Smith

      by bustacap on Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 08:39:05 AM PDT

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      •  The Unions Have Come on Board (3+ / 0-)
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        bustacap, Jiminy Cricket, Losty

        and have started signing up members as Budtenders, Trimmers, and soon will be signing the Farmers. When the Unions see a opportunity like this to add members it is more than just a few people chasing unicorns.  ; )

        "Maybe the American eagle should be replaced with the ostrich."

        by SmileySam on Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 08:59:44 AM PDT

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    •  It'll mean (0+ / 0-)

      optomistically 1.2 billion.

      Overblowing it and saying "19 billion will be easy" leads to unrealistic expectations, and then five years from now people will be saying

      "Wasn't this supposed to fix all our financial woes..."

      and voting to overturn.

      "Israel does not any longer occupy the West Bank or Gaza. They left." Rep. Weiner

      by JesseCW on Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 03:33:54 PM PDT

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