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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    those too but I meant the jihad against Mary Jane
    Either way, we're going to be spending billions going after illegal drugs.

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    But it sure wouldn't ****ing hurt... By the way while we're on the subject, do you have any credible evidence that the government devotes more resources to tackling illegal cigarettes then narcotics...

    Or is this yet another edition of "**** I make up to bolster my argument starring APDST"
    ATF is the most underfunded and understaffed agency in our government arsenal. Most of ATF's funding and resources go to fighting firearms, the illegal cigarette trafficking, eg, bringing cigarettes across state lines where taxes on them are higher so people would go to the smugglers, is practically given nothing. The DEA though has plenty of resources to do its bull****.

    It's really stupid IMO and if we had a standardized tax on cigarettes across the nation we wouldn't have this problem, but whatever.

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    ATF is the most underfunded and understaffed agency in our government arsenal. Most of ATF's funding and resources go to fighting firearms, the illegal cigarette trafficking, eg, bringing cigarettes across state lines where taxes on them are higher so people would go to the smugglers, is practically given nothing. The DEA though has plenty of resources to do its bull****.

    It's really stupid IMO and if we had a standardized tax on cigarettes across the nation we wouldn't have this problem, but whatever.
    So, a standardized cigarette tax is going to discourage people from evading cigarette taxes? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Illegal cigarette traffickers are dodging billions in taxes and we have deployed as much--if not more--law enforcement to combat them.

    Legalizing pot isn't going to some kind of economic miracle.
    Well according to an earlier post of yours, pot growers have millions of dollars in their rears, and that would be pretty economically miraculous.
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
    The Psychology of Persuasion

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Well according to an earlier post of yours, pot growers have millions of dollars in their rears, and that would be pretty economically miraculous.
    Depending on if they actually pay it and how much it costs the government to go after it.

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Anyone that thinks that there's no illegal drug, nor alcohol trade, is living in a fantasy.

    ATF Cigarette Stings: Government Puts 250 Million Illegal Cigarettes On Street
    A: that doesn't prove the government uses more recourses to tackle illegal cigarettes then narcotics, which was your assertion.

    b: who saidbthere was no drug trade? Did you read my post? Hell... Did you read your own?

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, a standardized cigarette tax is going to discourage people from evading cigarette taxes? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!
    Yes. Do you even know what cigarette trafficking is?

    You really are as bad as they say you are in the basement.

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    A: that doesn't prove the government uses more recourses to tackle illegal cigarettes then narcotics, which was your assertion.

    b: who saidbthere was no drug trade? Did you read my post? Hell... Did you read your own?
    I meant, "cigarette trade". The new directive, replace, "drug", with, "cigarette", in that post.

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    Yes. Do you even know what cigarette trafficking is?
    How 'bout you tell me?

    You really are as bad as they say you are in the basement.
    Well, you gotta consider the source of most of that crap.

    I must not as bad as they say; you liked one of my posts a few minutes ago.

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    I know... I did like one of your posts. I feel dirty.

    Basically it's an organized crime thing where they take cigarettes from a state with low taxes on cigarettes and bring them to a state with high cigarette taxes to sell them. I suggest you read up more on google.

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