Marijuana Debate - Spokane, WA

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VeganTiger

Spokane, WA

#295 Jul 27, 2012
Spokaloonian wrote:
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I am sure the government would love nothing more than to please you on this request. Were it to be abolished they wouldn't have to pay back all the money they have pilfered from it.
But hey, thanks for working hard and paying into the system so I can continue to bbq my steaks everyday.
Once you have it abolished how do you propose to feed, clothe and house all those who, like you are now, paid into it all their lives and are now dependent on those checks for survival?
*Voluntary entrance for anyone new to the system.

*Gradual payback over time as expected for those who want to opt out,
but has already paid in.

*Those retired now and already on it, wil kep it as long as they live.

It can be done. When there is a will, there is a way.

Finally, SS was never meant to be the entire means of survival. We couyld still have welfare as we do today.

“I will gladly pay you Tuesday”

Since: Jul 12

for a hamburger today.

#296 Jul 27, 2012
SS is and always has been one of the best programs ever invented by man. All but one little loophole, they allowed our government to borrow from it. Had they not allowed this the SS program would have remained solvent forever!

The biggest debt of our government is to the SS administration, bar none!

I do not look for SS to be the only income to sustain me. I prepared for retirement so that would not be the case.

Welfare is the program that should be abolished in my opinion.

Most people would obviously opt out given the opportunity, but how many of those will end up on welfare because they didn't plan for their retirements?
You want the tax payers to support them on welfare? What a deal, no incentive to plan for themselves when they know the government will throw them a lifeline with our taxes. Putting the burden right back on the poor working stiff that does plan ahead.
oh well

Orofino, ID

#297 Jul 29, 2012
easy come easy go, time to get it straight.
nothin left to smoke
VeganTiger

Seattle, WA

#299 Aug 2, 2012
Spokaloonian wrote:
SS is and always has been one of the best programs ever invented by man. All but one little loophole, they allowed our government to borrow from it. Had they not allowed this the SS program would have remained solvent forever!
The biggest debt of our government is to the SS administration, bar none!
I do not look for SS to be the only income to sustain me. I prepared for retirement so that would not be the case.
Welfare is the program that should be abolished in my opinion.
Most people would obviously opt out given the opportunity, but how many of those will end up on welfare because they didn't plan for their retirements?
You want the tax payers to support them on welfare? What a deal, no incentive to plan for themselves when they know the government will throw them a lifeline with our taxes. Putting the burden right back on the poor working stiff that does plan ahead.
First of all, we are dead broke. It doesn't make any sense to continue having the chinese pay for this. So the first thing government needs to do is avoid absolute fiscal abyss.
Welfare could replace SS for the needy ones. As little money as possible should be given out, but instead food neccessities and housing/heating. Finally, if people do not plan for retirement, that is not other people's fault. WE do not need to continue funding a program that is dragging all of us into a deep ditch.
Also the "no incentive" argument will not fly as long as welfare stays very restricted.
Finally, did I say we were broke??(WE are).
James

Duluth, GA

#301 Apr 5, 2013
No different than drinking a couple beer!

Since: Feb 13

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#302 Apr 6, 2013
I'm a non smoker but the revenue it will bring in is going to be amazing

“Grow the power within yourself”

Since: Feb 11

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#303 Apr 6, 2013
The revenue will DESTROY the country further as it will create even more hyper inflation in local budgets. Otherwise, most growers are already set on being forced underground soon enough. In many ways the new "legalization" is worse than it ever was. Tax evasion is a much more serious matter than growing some weed.

The idiots that voted this law in (Sorry for saying so) will soon realize what a Trojan horse of government control this will turn into.
jf

Spokane, WA

#305 Apr 20, 2013
it soothes the mind & keeps people kind.
Travis

Spokane, WA

#308 Nov 25, 2013
It's far less harmful than some substances that are already legal. Stop the labor persecution against pot users.
Glen R

Spokane, WA

#309 Nov 27, 2013
Appears to much 420 for you. Try spelling when you are not stoned!
JD wrote:
The cost inforcing the law is to high---police---incarseration- -ECT...It will never be controled by macking it illegal --it should be treated in the same way alcohal is treated
Glen R

Spokane, WA

#310 Nov 27, 2013
whymedudeND wrote:
I'm a non smoker but the revenue it will bring in is going to be amazing
What revenue? you don't think the guys on the street are going to sell it less than the stores? Woohoo WA is going to be rich... right. How many businesses are going to choose WA to open up shop in with a bunch of stoners? But Hey keep on smoking the stuff, gives me more jobs to apply for that EVEN IN WA drug test.
Glen R

Spokane, WA

#311 Nov 27, 2013
The guys on the street don't pay taxes and they surely are going to give WA a share. Just as bad as the WA residents that hold on to their oregon and montana ID's so they dont have to pay sales tax or the food stamp collecting prostitutes and Deja Vu dancers. Lets go ahead and legalize prostitution ... just think of the money the state can collect off of that .... right
that one guy

Spokane, WA

#313 Dec 5, 2013
i like weed.(:
gaby

Enderby, Canada

#314 Dec 7, 2013
reduntant wrote:
<quoted text>...good question--never have been
does no one know how to spell these days --- seems like the last generation of children --- those now between 30 and 50 , did not get any spelling lessons in school --- sorry for hurting any ones feelings , but how can you be taken seriously if you cannot spell the simplest of words
Bigdog

Spokane, WA

#316 Dec 13, 2013
People actually will avoid many other drugs if they are just left alone and allowed to light up.
:)

“Grow the power within yourself”

Since: Feb 11

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#317 Jan 12, 2014
gaby wrote:
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does no one know how to spell these days --- seems like the last generation of children --- those now between 30 and 50 , did not get any spelling lessons in school --- sorry for hurting any ones feelings , but how can you be taken seriously if you cannot spell the simplest of words
The proper question is: "Does anyone bother using spell check anymore, when everybody except the high-minded seems to get the message anyways"?

You "hurt MY feelings" about as much as pointing out my car's tires need a rotation.

Finally, how can you "be taken seriously" if you cannot step down from your horse for a second? We're not your serfs, so no need to sit that high.
Independent

United States

#318 Jan 14, 2014
Glen R wrote:
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What revenue? you don't think the guys on the street are going to sell it less than the stores? Woohoo WA is going to be rich... right. How many businesses are going to choose WA to open up shop in with a bunch of stoners? But Hey keep on smoking the stuff, gives me more jobs to apply for that EVEN IN WA drug test.
Since there are a limited number of permits being issued, your scenario of business moving in to grow or sell more pot are exaggeration at best.

Those that want those jobs you speak of, that do drug testing, will have the same number of applicants as they do now. There will not be a mad dash of new smokers clambering to buy and smoke pot.

I don't believe the bill was very well thought out, nor do I see implementation of the new law very feasible. I would believe that most people will still purchase from their underground sources. The state is not being competitive enough by lowering prices, they are tax hungry. That greed will kill their chances. It is also hurting the med mj crowd, they shouldn't even consider taxing medical use.
Ian

Spokane, WA

#319 Apr 9, 2014
The weed in WA sucks, the farther South of the U.S. you go, the better the weed. Colombian weed = OUT OF THIS WORLD.

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