Sunday, January 01, 2006

Sometimes Ya've Got to Chose Between the Lesser of Two Evils.

From Last One Speaks

A Congressional staffer had a new one. His reason for opposing ending prohibition? ‘If we legalize marijuana, eventually the growers will want to receive a subsidy to grow it, the same as farmers receive subsidies to grow tobacco, rice, sugar etc. It will just mean one more expense for the federal government.

What Howard should have said is that we already subsidize marijuana growers through the premium they can charge for dealing under aprohibition regime. Simple agricultural subsidies would be a lot better than what we have now.