Smokehibition Is Just Stupid

“Wah, wah,” cries Obama, “we don’t have enough money – let’s raise taxes.”  “Wah, wah, wah,” whines the Congress, “not enough money -let’s cut services.”  The problem is America does have enough money – we just have priorities that are fucked up.

We learned nothing from Vietnam and stepped into three, possibly four more wars we can’t win.  The main things these wars do is suck up a lot money (our military budget takes 1/3 out of every tax dollar) and makes us a lot of worldwide enemies.

We learned nothing from Prohibition and helped along numerous people in organized crime. Today we’re even dumber on the War on Drugs

Last year the U.S. federal government spent over $15 billion dollars, at a rate of about $500 per second to “fight” this war.  State and local governments kicked in at least another 25 billion dollars.  So there’s $40-Billion up in smoke and more people do drugs today than ever before.

Just the thought of this makes me want to do more drugs.

2 Responses to “Smokehibition Is Just Stupid”

  1. Bill says:

    You’re right; we spend a lot of money foolishly, and the war on drugs is as dumb as it gets. Almost as stupid as our national overreaction to the threat of terrorism. 700,000 civilians in the dept of defense? TSA with shoes off and personal space violated? Cameras watching us from street corners? All of it a stupid waste. Nations facing much greater threats in Eurpoe and the middle east are laughing at us.

    However, we are also undertaxed. When Reagan left office, federal taxes took 19.4% of GDP. Today the figure is 14.4%. You know those stupid bills we ran up during those stupid wars? Stupid or not, the bills are there, and they have to be paid. Once our financial house is in order, we can think about cutting taxes back. Carrying an enormous national debt has the same effect as walking around with 100 grand charged to your credit cards; the damn interest will kill you.

    Time for America to grow up. Stop buying crap you can’t afford and start paying your bills.

  2. Joe Belle-Isle says:

    How old do you have to be before you realize you can’t go to all the Top Rock n’ Roll Concerts like the Allman Brothers in Fla. followed by another and another till you lose your job and can’t pay your rent and you can’t borrow any more money to make people prove they love you, and you reach the point where they don’t.

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