Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tax Reform That Will Actually Help Kentuckians

While Governor "I Got Mine, Fuck You" Bevin plots to kick your granny into a ditch, make you pay a 20 percent tax on food and give you a stick to bite on in place of pain relief, dems in Wisconsin have found a way to increase revenue painlessly.

Legalize marijuana, of course.  $40 million a year.  Not even selling poorer Kentuckians into slavery would bring in that much money. As a bonus, no more opioid crisis!  The longer Kentucky waits, the more market share the smart states are gobbling up. 

The Wisconsin state budget is 14 days overdue. 

Democratic state rep. Tod Ohnstad says it's striking that Republicans are fighting amongst themselves over where to scrape together money for schools and roads.

"One solution is staring us in the face and that is the legalization of marijuana," Ohnstad said.

Ohnstad is a supporter of the latest attempt to legalize recreational marijuana in Wisconsin. He says there's a pile of money waiting for lawmakers trying to finish the budget.

"It is estimated that between 30 to 49 million dollars a year in revenue would be generated actually, if it was legalized," Ohnstad said.

The new measure would, among other things, allow growing pot plants for personal use and calls for consumer protection to insure the quality of marijuana getting sold.

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