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7. Make MJ legal, lessen drug possession charges, but impose strict penalties for crimes committed under the influence of any substance.
Although, I do not think being under the influence should worsen the penalty of a crime. For instance, if someone robs a store under the influence of coke. The coke variable should have no bearing imho. He should just be tried for his robbing of the store.
[edit on 28-10-2008 by Lucid Lunacy]
Originally posted by Bunch
Why is it that in this country helping the poor through goverment programs is seen in such a bad light? Helping the poor is bad, is amounts to socialism and things of that nature is said in these boards on a daily basis.
Many of the people that say this come from a party that proud themselves of their high moral and religious values... Isn't a good thing to help those in need? Wasn't that one of those things that Jesus did and preach about throughout his life?
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
I believe that the best way to help anyone, poorThis involves reversing the tax favors for companies that export jobs, and creating tax credits for bring jobs back into the United States. It involves having the government set policies that encourage, not discourage, job creation in this country. Such a multi-faceted program would not only eliminate the poverty, but provide people with the dignity of work.
Originally posted by deathhasnosound
reply to post by Lucid Lunacy
This is an insane idea. If you weren't a user you would see through your smoke colored glasses how ignorant this idea is.
Accusing me of being a drug addict is pathetic and is against the T & C.
Originally posted by asmeone2
I suppose it would depend on what specifically the crime is. For instance I don't think someone should be let off the hook if he kills someone while driving under the influence. In that case his substance of choice directly caused the death of another person.
"In my country, the poor are not fat"
participation in the Food Stamp program does not appear to increase diet quality. Compared to similar households who do not receive food stamps but have the same non-food stamp income, households receiving food stamps do not consume more fruits and vegetables but do, unfortunately, consume more added sugars and fats
While the Food Stamp program has little positive effect on food quality, considerable evidence indicates that the program has the counter-productive effect of increasing obesity.
f you qualify for unemployment insurance - lost your job through no fault of your own - you also could qualify as a "dislocated worker" with the U.S. Department of Labor. If your company is a government-certified victim of foreign competition, you could get Trade Adjustment Assistance in moving into that new career field.