Want to fix the Economy? Legalize (and tax) Pot. And legalize Gay Marriage.

Via on May 27, 2009

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Want to fix the Economy? Legalize (and tax) Pot. And legalize Gay Marriage.

I’m serious. You wanna fix the economy, Republicrats? Then let’s kill the war on (soft) drugs and tax the hell out of ‘em, instead. Less jail, less crime, more taxes.

As for gay marriage, the civil rights issue of our time, The Christian Science Monitor did a good piece on what it would add to our economy today, if legalized in all 50 states. In the private sector alone, it’d mean an additional $18 million, and that’s not counting taxes or ancillary expenses like travel, home purchases, anything. Just the weddings alone.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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4 Responses to “Want to fix the Economy? Legalize (and tax) Pot. And legalize Gay Marriage.”

  1. Andy says:

    You friggin commie, liberal, hippie dope-smoking gay.

    Just kidding I agree 100%

  2. sj* says:

    as my friend likes to call these legal and illegal items: "recession proof" businesses.

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