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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:24 pm    Post subject: Marijuana Dealers Offer Schwarzenegger One Billion Dollars Reply with quote

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Press Release: Marijuana Dealers Offer Schwarzenegger One Billion Dollars

http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/498/marijuana_dealers_offer_schwarzenegger_one_billion_dollars

(press release from the newly-launched LetUsPayTaxes.com web site)

August 6 -- A coalition of California marijuana growers and dealers has
offered Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger one billion dollars to solve the
current state budget crisis. The group, calling itself Let Us Pay Taxes,
makes the offer through its web site LetUsPayTaxes.com. The offer comes at a
time when the California legislature is deadlocked on a new budget and
California has stopped issuing checks for vitally needed social services.
Legislators are currently arguing over which programs will be cut in order
to balance the budget.

"It is ridiculous that California can't pay its bills," said spokesman
Clifford Schaffer. "It is a tragedy that they will cut badly needed services
and programs such as medical care for the elderly and prison drug treatment
when the money to fund all these programs and more is there and available.
Everyone who is currently waiting for a check from the state should be
enraged at this foolishness."

Regulation and taxation of marijuana could produce six billion dollars in
additional tax revenue, according to economic studies linked from
LetUsPayTaxes.com. In addition, it could save up to ten billion dollars in
enforcement costs. "That is a conservative estimate," said Schaffer. "By
other estimates, the revenues could be five times that. The economists are
with us all the way on this one. Marijuana prohibition is an economic
disaster."

"Let's face reality," Schaffer says. "Marijuana legalization is inevitable.
The situation is already beyond control in California. The state and local
authorities have offered safe harbor for medical marijuana use and the
Federal Government simply doesn't have the resources for effective control."
More importantly, says Schaffer, the operators of the medical marijuana
clubs are no longer afraid of the Federal Government. "If you talk to them,
you will find that they know they are going to win this battle. They know
that the DEA is vastly outnumbered and can't begin to prosecute all of them.
The few that are prosecuted are accepting their fate as martyrs because they
know that what they are doing is right. They are willing to sacrifice
themselves to make the point that the Federal Government has just gone too
far in interfering with very personal and private decisions. There is no way
the DEA is going to win this battle. At this point, it is all over but the
counting of the money -- and the victims of the DEA."

Schaffer went on to say that the national market for marijuana has been
estimated from a low of ten billion dollars per year to more than fifty
billion dollars per year. "The first states to regulate and tax marijuana
will receive an economic bonanza bigger than the original California Gold
Rush," says Schaffer. "Some states will get rich like the Saudis." Schaffer
predicts that it will not take long for some local areas to wake up to the
economic possibilities. "We are talking potentially big bucks here," he
said. "The Canadians are already starting to take note of a cannabis-fueled
economic boom in some areas. Politicians can't resist fresh cash, especially
when it is coming to their local community. There will be big winners and
losers here. The winners will be the ones who recognize the foregone
conclusion first."

The group also cites foreign terrorism as a reason to regulate and tax
marijuana. "Drug Czar John Walters is being dishonest when he says that
marijuana money goes to criminals and terrorists. The only reason any of
that money goes to criminals or terrorists is because of the prohibition
that Walters supports," said Schaffer. "Marijuana prohibition makes
criminals rich just like alcohol prohibition did. The criminals are now so
rich and powerful that they can challenge the legitimate governments of
their own countries. There is no reason to send billions of dollars per year
to foreign criminal gangs when patriotic Americans make the best products in
the world. There is no reason to suffer such a huge foreign trade deficit
when that money could be providing jobs and funding badly needed services
right here in the USA."

Let Us Pay Taxes calls upon all US citizens to sign their petition at their
web site http://LetUsPayTaxes.com and press the issue with their lawmakers.
"Take the money, please," said Schaffer. "These people want to contribute.
Now it is up to our politicians to tell us why they want to send those
billions to foreign criminal gangs rather than to their own voters."

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting move for a chess game, but I'm afraid Arnold is already in someone else's pocket. He's a big retarded weight lifter famous for one liners like "I'll be back!" He'll play "Terminator" and squash their efforts with the efficiency of a killing machine from the future. Maybe someone should do him like "Kindergarten Cop" and say "is that a tumor?"........

"...cause, if it is, medical cannabis can help you!" Cool



Ok, on a more serious note, that's a very interesting move....I wish them the most luck, because they will need it. What's sick is one of the places with the highest cost of living is bankrupt in America...What does that tell us? He can NEVER solve the debt paying interest off with money borrowed at INTEREST!!!!!!
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