could legalized drugs be a plan to balance the rich and the poor?

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brianmanahan

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suppose if the drugs were taxed at a hefty fee, so that only the rich can afford them. the rich become addicts while the poor cannot afford it. so then the poor continue to work and the rich descend into a life of addiction and losing their money and eventually become broke. it seems this could even out the system.
 

Sunburn74

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so you're basically saying rich people who work hard and are rich need to be brought down a peg?
 

brianmanahan

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so you're basically saying rich people who work hard and are rich need to be brought down a peg?
nope, not saying that at all. i am wondering that the people who seek to legalize drugs and have done so in 2 states are doing it for this very reason. just trying to recognize the man behind the curtain if you will.
 

Siddhartha

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suppose if the drugs were taxed at a hefty fee, so that only the rich can afford them. the rich become addicts while the poor cannot afford it. so then the poor continue to work and the rich descend into a life of addiction and losing their money and eventually become broke. it seems this could even out the system.
I do not believe this would make a believable plot for even a bad science fiction TV series.
 

waggy

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suppose if the drugs were taxed at a hefty fee, so that only the rich can afford them. the rich become addicts while the poor cannot afford it. so then the poor continue to work and the rich descend into a life of addiction and losing their money and eventually become broke. it seems this could even out the system.
idiotic idea is idiotic.
 

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suppose if the drugs were taxed at a hefty fee, so that only the rich can afford them. the rich become addicts while the poor cannot afford it. so then the poor continue to work and the rich descend into a life of addiction and losing their money and eventually become broke. it seems this could even out the system.
Drugs are already taxed at a hefty fine.
 

Pray To Jesus

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you are a dimwit because you don't realize that the rich make all the rules

fuck it i'm just gonna ignore stupid people from now on
 

Jhhnn

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suppose if the drugs were taxed at a hefty fee, so that only the rich can afford them. the rich become addicts while the poor cannot afford it. so then the poor continue to work and the rich descend into a life of addiction and losing their money and eventually become broke. it seems this could even out the system.
Current drug laws already serve as such a tax, it's just that the Cartels collect the money instead of the govt. If the legal price is raised above the illegal price, then the illegal market will continue to exist.
 

the DRIZZLE

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A look at the cigarette market indicates that not only is your hypothesis false, but that the opposite is true. Tobacco taxes are quite high yet it seems that poor people are more likely to smoke.
 

waggy

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A look at the cigarette market indicates that not only is your hypothesis false, but that the opposite is true. Tobacco taxes are quite high yet it seems that poor people are more likely to smoke.
this. what makes the OP think poor people won't buy drugs also? that they won't ignore rent, lights, food for the drugs?
 

IGBT

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dopers rich or poor will continue to be dopers legal or otherwise. They can't help them selves. Think of it as a personality test and psychological shake down rather then recreational. Legalized dope will not circumvent zero tolerance drug / alcohol testing.
 
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