Now that we have a Democrat taking over 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and Democrats controlling Congress, can we look at a serious budget cut? I'm of course talking about the bullshit "war on drugs". So far this year our governments (federal and state) have spent close to $44 billion on this never ending war. It's like the "war on terror" in the sense that it is a war that can not be won.
A good starting point would be to go ahead and legalize marijuana. Marijuana is healthier than cigarettes and with our dying economy, could provide a big boost in the way of manufacturing and taxing. We need to face that fact that doing drugs doesn't make someone a loser in life. If you think so, then here is a nice list of people who have used drugs in the past and still went on to greatness, including our new President.
Let's also think about the savings of incarcerating people for drug use. If people weren't locked up for smokin' a doob, then we wouldn't spend tens of thousands per year to house them in prison, just so they go out there and do it again.
America has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. We also have the some of the toughest drug laws in the world. Coincidence? I don't think so. So please President Obama, Majority Leader Reid and Speak Pelosi, let's start looking at this huge sinker tied around the neck of the American tax payer and rid ourselves of it once and for all. If we learned anything from prohibition it's that it didn't work.