“It's a little too early to make wide sweeping generalizations like that..
I think it will be Hillary/ Condi”
Myrna S Leonard on Dec 9, 2012 at 18:11:16
“Condi wouldn't help them because contrary to popular belief blacks do not vote just because a candidate is black (case in point: jesse jackson & al sharpton) and frankly most of us feel republican and black is an oxymoron, unless Condi came out totally against the policies of her party and appear to be an independent and functional thinker on her own, Hillary would still be a landslide, less you forget many blacks coin Bill the first "black" president not because of race but because he was the first that we related to in a meaningful way.”
“The tax boom for Wa state is estimated at 3.4 BILLION! . You could raise prosperity tax 3x and not get that return. Also, decriminalization has unclogged court systems. WA state has dropped hundreds of cases it was perusing and now can devote more of their scarce resources to prosecuting REAL crime.
As soon as the states see this revenue model working then I see other states wanting a piece of the pie.
This is a states rights issue all day long. Republicans should have no problem backing off... and with an 80 percent voter turnout in WA the Dems would be well to do to keep their hands off as well..
Obama... go devote YOUR resources to something that matters . The people of Washington have spoken”
Yuro on Dec 7, 2012 at 11:55:52
“I agree with this except for the fact that Obama is sworn to uphold the laws of the land. That's his job. The laws have to change first before he can decide to call off the dogs completely.
If the fed leaves these two states alone, it will be good to see how they do with legalization. It'll be good to see where this goes.
Will there be thousands of growers trying to evade taxes?
Will there be entrepreneurs creating super-pot as strong and addictive as heroin or crack?
I imagine both things will happen and it'll be interesting to see how it gets sorted out. I'm sure some people will still be unhappy that they aren't allowed to do exactly what they want.”
RHines on Dec 7, 2012 at 11:24:17
“Like gay rights, it's another issue in which the government is (way) behind the curve. Like gay rights, they will eventually be swept under. More states are legalizing it, and the Feds can't fight everyone at once. They don't have the manpower to make arrests of users on the streets, and they don't have the money to fight fifty lawsuits at once.”
“I think there should be a transaction tax on trades and micro trades. The HFT algorithms trade using information not available to the average investor, 10s of thousands of times a day and/ rob all the value in the market. This effectively nullifies the Warren Buffet way of doing things and generates high profits for the investment banks .”
juliebird on Dec 4, 2012 at 16:09:37
“call it the "Office Space Tax"”
moonlit on Dec 4, 2012 at 16:09:11
“Yes to a tax on every Wall Street trade. Even a penny would be enough.”
“If it is ever possible, it will take 200 additional years before this is available to the common man. You will have an immortal, ruling, oligarch, basically the 1 percent, and the rest of us clawing to get there...
Sounds like the a strategy the Republicans would bank on...”
“1. A Debt explosion that was necessary to save the ENTIRE GLOBAL ECONOMY because of Bush Era deregulation and Tax Cuts.
2. The fact I do not have to believe in your God to be an American is why this country is great.
3. Oh yes.. Baby Murder is different that sending our kids to war and bombing other countries ..How? Oh yeah, one is done voluntarily by a woman with the RIGHT to and the other is done usually involuntarily at the behest of a corporation...
4. Moral Depravity. I am a Buddhist and I have seen more hatred from the people in this country that claim the moral highground. Look in the mirror.
History will play out and this pivotal moment will be looked at by future generations when founding American Ideas and principals finally bloomed.
Go back to sleep..
Signed Generation of ME or X to be more specific.”
“The sad part is the millions raised by Obama went directly to the media moguls. Election win or not they profited. F-ck Citizens United. It is an abomination far greater than the Patriot Act or Michelle Bachman”
“Bracing for voter irregularities. I hope Obama is on top of it...”
champ3x7 on Oct 19, 2012 at 23:26:47
“If there ARE "voter irregularities", Obama won't be "on top of it", he'll be BEHIND it!”
bgoings on Oct 19, 2012 at 23:14:21
“Dems are the ones causing the irregularities. Which party is always whining about recounts - dems. Dead people always voting for dems, dems not wanting people to be required to show a form of ID to vote, early voting - dems.”