If people REALLY cared about government waste...

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    y'all would be up in arms over arresting and imprisoning people for minor drug charges...i.e. possession.

    Legalizing drugs would take a huge tax burden off of all segments of government...local, state, and federal.

    That you piss an moan over the health care bill just proves what partisans you actually are...the real savings are in decriminalizing drugs.
     
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    Your first point i can agree with to an extent.

    But the second point, if drugs were legal, what would liberals have left to demonized Rush Limbaugh ? ....... :tongue:
     
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    :lol: I'm sure we'd find something...maybe his tendency to vacation in the DR with a big bottle of Viagra?
     
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    So states criminalizing drugs that have no redeeming value is bad.

    The FDA banning medications that actually help people is good.

    Quite honestly, I dont want to be lectured about taxes and spending by someone who just advocated largest spending and taxing increase in decades to fix a problem you created with massive government to begin with.
     
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    Do I look like George Bush?
     
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    My issue with drugs is not the damage they do to the individual. I am perfectly happy for other people to kill themselves if they so choose, my issue is the damage it does to society. Personally, I'd as soon see junkies dead as legalize their habit. If they were all dead, the rest of us wouldn't have to deal with the impact of their habit on us.
     
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    We could save even more if we just stopped arresting drunk drivers too. Make murder legal with a license. Hell make Robbery and burglary legal to, just tax it and make them buy a license.

    So many problems solved when you do not care about illegal activity.
     
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    You're being silly. Using drugs doesn't violate someone else's civil rights like murder and theft does.
     
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    Just to clarify, are you assuming that all (or even most of) those against this monstrosity don't want drugs decriminalized?
     
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    On the contrary. I think most people do want drugs decriminalized.

    IMO, this is some thing we as a group could accomplish, it would save billions of dollars and yet no one gets behind it in any meaningful way.

    Why?
     

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