Ernie and Kym both have posts up about legalizing pot - there's increased talk that Obama will legalize it, there's talk about Sacramento wanting to tax it to help offset the astronomical budget shortfalls ($90 Billion in pork apparently won't help at all)...
I say LEGALIZE IT. I want to see the f-cking criminals pay 50%+ of their earnings in taxes. It's been a free ride in more ways than one.
Let them have to live up to the environmental and labor restrictions they've had a part in advocating - if you buy the 'they're so generous with donations' meme.
Workplace requirements, withholdings, paperwork, expensive mitigations, fees, inspections and inventory taxes - the whole catastrophe, let it be visited upon them. Diesel spills are only one of the problems they have to answer for.
The price will plummet, and their costs will rise.
You might think we would save money by not needing CAMP, but the fact is you will need a whole new layer of enforcement to get people to comply with all the OTHER laws they are breaking - from not paying taxes on. Because I don't think they will willingly fork over 50%+ willingly. I don't think they will willingly comply with ANY of the laws other businesses have to comply with.
You agree? Or disagree?
KSLG Jennifer Savage interviews Kym, Eric and Sohumborn (Sohumborn's voice is disguised)