Listening to every heart
While we're at it, let's legalize a few other drugs and tax them, too.
Will that stop the influx of illegal drugs, Ron? I hope so.
I really do.
But for some reason, I don't think it will.
I want it to. I really do.
I mean, aren't there tax stamps already for marijuana? Yep. Are they ignored? Double yep.
I remember my ex going to the next state to get cigs cheaper than he could get them in the state we lived in - because there were no [or less] taxes in that state at the time we lived in that area.
What prevents certain states from skirting the laws? New laws? Of course! That must be it. A law is in effect. We don't like it. Pass a new law.
What needs to be done if we are going to set a new law in place is that we need 80% out of 100% of legitimate voters to concur. If we have less than that, than the vote fails, but can be brought forward again. Some people are on vacation, and haven't read their paper, or haven't turned on the local news. We had a reform going in my home town not long ago that most were against, in the beginning. It was brought up for vote a 2nd, then a 3rd time. On the 4th try, it passed. In this case, it was folks simply being tired of the city pushing this down our throat. I voted all four times, and I voted against it.
What was it? A new water park. In the middle of the midwest. They [the City] are telling us to monitor our water accordingly in keeping our gardens nice and our lawns pretty. Ok. But they're going to tax us on a water system that will evaporate more water than the city can supplement on a daily basis to the whole of the community on a good old 110 degree day?
Again, I voted against it on all counts. Pull out the sprinkler, do your lawn good, and give the kids a chill down time.
No...we have to be taxed, and then pay for the "luxury".