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View Poll Results: Woulld You Support Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana
Yes, legalize it and cut my taxes 20 86.96%
No, keep it illegal - I don't mind paying higher taxes 3 13.04%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-13-2010, 01:30 PM
 
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Would you support legalizing marijuana in Virginia if it would significantly reduce your taxes?
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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How would legalizing marijuana have any significant impact on the amount of taxes I pay?
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:56 PM
 
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It wouldn't. It's amazing how these Liberal hippies become fiscal hawks when it means that they can get high and forget the world without the risk of getting in trouble.

Sure we could tax anything and make it legal… then we could lower other taxes you see! You want someone dead? Give the state a $1 million tax and you can off them!

Would you rather pay higher taxes and live in a more crowded neighborhood, or would you like to pay lower taxes and live in a less crowded area with less taxes? You see, we all support murder, so long as it's taxed and regulated!
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:01 PM
 
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How would legalizing marijuana have any significant impact on the amount of taxes I pay?
The tax revenue from it would lessen the need to generate taxes from other sources such as income or general sales taxes.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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How would legalizing marijuana have any significant impact on the amount of taxes I pay?
"Why $42 billion? Because that's what our current marijuana laws cost American taxpayers each year, according to a new study by researcher Jon Gettman, Ph.D. -- $10.7 billion in direct law enforcement costs, and $31.1 billion in lost tax revenues."

The War on Pot: America's $42 Billion Annual Boondoggle | Drugs | AlterNet
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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That works out to about $420 per household per year in lower taxes.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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I remember this topic in my Virginia public school class way back in the '70s. The kids then overwhelmingly thought it was time to legalize pot. Look at how far we've come!
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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As Peter Tosh said, Legalize it!!
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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The tax revenue from it would lessen the need to generate taxes from other sources such as income or general sales taxes.
Or the gov't (be it federal or state) would just spend more because they now have a new tax base...
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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The federal government needs to spend more $$ on its own people. Its not welfare to fund public education or to provide healthcare to people who don't have access to medical care. Its a basic right and its what made America strong, until the Wall Street Fat Cats and Washington lobbyists took over the government. Now, how to do we bring back the economy when none wants to pay their fair share of taxes? I would suggest a start might be to tax marijuana, open more casinos, horse racing tracks, etc. Those ideas won't go well with the large theocracy in Congress but its a logical step forward, in my opinion.
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