For the record: Obama won’t legalize (and tax) pot to fix the economy


Today the president held an “on-line town hall.”

According to the White House, over the past two days more than 92,000 people submitted more than 100,000 questions to Obama and cast over 3.5 million votes to determine which ones he should answer.

The purpose of the exercise is part PR and part to keep the president connected to what is on Americans’ minds. Most questions had to do with the economy.

He asked, they answered:

Obama: “I have to say that there was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly highly, and that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy and job creation. And I don’t know what this says about the online audience… but I just want… I don’t want people to think that — this was a fairly popular question. We want to make sure that it was answered. The answer is no, I don’t think that is a good strategy to grow our economy. So. All right.”

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For the record: Obama won’t legalize (and tax) pot to fix the economy

  1. On the other hand, banning meth might help Wall Street.

    • Does castration have any effect on testosterone levels? If so, I’ll vote for that instead.

      • That’s a very attractive idea. We could make derivative trading into a kind of sacred priesthood, Babylon style, with one quick swing of the regulatory knife.

    • Well played, sir.

  2. and my GOD is the internet angry about that too, the disaffected and the young have been working themselves into a fervour with studies and stats suggesting legalizing could solve the entire fiscal meltdown. then for Obama to say no? half of them are in tears, half of them are saying HA WE TOLD YOU HE ISNT THE MESSIAH, and all of them decided to smoke away their frustrations.

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