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! :)
Does Christy Mihos want to legalize sports wagering? You bet!
>>Republican gubernatorial candidate Christy Mihos wants the state to legalize wagers on professional and college sports, saying the industry could boost the sagging Lottery and flush cities and towns with over $1 billion annually.
Mihos, a convenience store magnate running in the GOP primary against former Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Charles Baker, said the state should sanction sports betting through the Lottery and called it a fast mechanism to boost local aid.
Also, what is the gov't doing knocking itself (and the peon citizenry) out trying to prevent "preventable deaths" on the one hand, and planning to push people into "end of life" counseling and denial of medical procedures on the other? If they want to gently (or not so gently) usher out people who have outlived their usefulness (to the gov't) so to speak, wouldn't it be easier on all of us just to let "preventable" deaths take their course?