posted on Aug, 28 2018 @ 09:17 AM
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: intrepid
That's what I mean. This is an example of an ACTUAL policy that will bank Trump a lot of political capital. Only the truest partisan Democrats would
fight him on this. But screw them. Even I'm willing to sit aside my disgust for the man if he got behind legalizing weed. That is the first step in
ending the War on Drugs which is a policy goal of mine for a LONG LONG time now.
you are of course forgetting one major issue. that being anything Trump
gets the big fail especially from democrats, and even some Republicans.
and is used to show how he shouldn't be Presedent. that is the reality of the currant political climate. add onto that of course that a lot of Trump
supporters are those that have bought in deep to the lie of how bad marijuana is through the years of indoctrunation about it. far from giving Trump a
lot of political capital, it could likely be Trump cutting his own throat.
beyond that it is not Trump who makes the laws. unless of course you are wanting him to do as Obama and rule via executive order. but the problem with
that other than as anything else those suffering from TDS will of course use that as well as the legalization against him. then there is the issue of
any other future President can just as easily make it illegal again. rather like happened with the ponzy scheme Paris climate accords. something Obama
chose to do on his own without making it real by having it passed by congress and the senate, which let Trump cancel it simply by saying it's gone.
no legalization needs to be done by the Congress and senate just as for any law. then it will be a real and permanant law. needing the same bodies to
vote to change the law, through the same process if they decide to cancel it at a lator time.
i will also state i am very much against any special taxes
being applied to it. having taxes on it like they do in states where it is currantly
legal is UNFAIR TAXATION
, just like it is for other things like cigarettes and alcohol, or products like gas. unfaire being the part where it
is only people using those products that are paying more than their fair share of taxes. it is about time that such unfair taxation
things like sin taxes
is made illegal. if the states or federal governments need more tax money. they should be increasing the taxes EVERYONE
has to pay such as state and federal income tax. if it were up to me that any special taxes on anything should soley be used to support what is being
taxed. thus you could have a special tyax on sports tickets or concert tickets, that would be used to pay building and maintanance costs on that
building used, or to help build a new facility in that area. extra taxes on things such as cigarettes and alcohal shold only be allowed to be used to
help smokers/drinkers issues. like they could use it to treat patiants that are suffering the direct effects from them drinking or smoking. or in the
case of cigarettes and pot used to build and maintain things such a smoking areas in their areas. an example would be where it is now apparently
illegal to smoke in public housing. funds collected through cigarette and pot taxes could be used for building and maintaining separate smoking
enclosiers so that people would have a safe, dry, warm/cool place to smoke out of the elements. as well as in public buildings such as airports. and
such taxes would still need to be evenly applied so that with things like cars, where some places have a gas tax to supposedly pay for road builing,
maintanance, and to help pay for public transit would also have to be evenly applied to cars that do not use gas, or as much gas such as electric and
hybrid vehicles. and of course that such funds collected could only be legally used for the stated purposes.