With the economy going the way it is, the compassionate thing to do would be suspend all taxes on alcohol and cigarettes (might as well fully legalize pot too). Might not help the economy, but poverty might not bother people as much! ;-)
What I get a kick out of is...if the government feels tobacco is so bad for us, why doesn’t it get banned? Answer: tax
revenue (plus it would put tobacco industry out of business). They say it’s bad for us (booze too) but have no problem getting tax money out of it (and yes if they legalized pot they could get tax $ from that too)
>>but poverty might not bother people as much!
Yes, let them get high on affordable (though subject to
taxation), legal pot! :)