April 2, 2011

It’s your Taxdollars

Filed under: rants — unwriter1 @ 10:02 am
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How many billions, no, wait, I guess its trillions now, that the US Government is in debt. We the taxpayers are paying that! Why? Let’s look at a few simple changes that could help, in many ways. We’ll start with prisons. We have prostitutes, Marijuana smokers/users and other petty criminals locked up. There are many other harmless only to themselves locked up. Why? You don’t like prostitutes or relatively harmless drugs then stay away from them. We are paying their upkeep with our taxes. Decriminalize these and they have to work to pay their own way, including taxes. Governments would save a fortune that could be used to cut down the national debt or reduce state taxes. It’s time for politicians to get a clue. They want big salaries and they want us to pay it. It’s time to stop and smell the greenbacks. We earn it, they take it. It’s a waste of money all the way around.

Illegal immigrants take jobs. Sure they do, the ones we don’t want. How many taxpayer dollars are used to guard the border? Let’s open the borders and require only background checks to make sure only people willing to work and not criminals, get in. Do this with Canada and Mexico. We would have to increase the drug patrols but we would have the money by getting rid of the other patrols and border checks.

It’s not an easy choice but the logical one. Make prostitutes have monthly health exams and tax their income. Marijuana could carry the same laws as drunk driving. How many jail and prison cells would that open? How much would the government (and the taxpayers) save? Think about it. Decriminalize minor drugs and prostitution and the crime lords have less control.




  1. I totally agree with legalizing prostitution. It is long past due for this to be done. Legalizing it would cut back on human trafficking, under age children doing it, and disease. It be could regulated by the health department and taxed.

    Comment by Anna Kathryn — April 2, 2011 @ 10:32 am | Reply

  2. Yes. What you said. And hurry up!

    Comment by The Old Silly — April 2, 2011 @ 11:12 am | Reply

  3. Not sure you are right on all counts – but at least you aren’t afraid to share an opinion. There is an answer if politicians had to work for their exorbitant salaries.

    Comment by Billie A Williams — April 2, 2011 @ 11:42 am | Reply

  4. Prison reform is a definite, as is legalization of drugs. We’re not going to stop drugs so might as well reap the benefits of the taxes that could be earned by them. However, I think tight borders and stemming the flow of illegals is necessary and is not enforced enough. Also English should be designated as the official language of the U.S.
    There is definite food for thought in what you’ve said here.

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    Comment by Arlee Bird — April 2, 2011 @ 3:36 pm | Reply

  5. Ron,

    The reason for that is because most prisons in America are now privately owned. Many of them receive as much at $40,000 per year for each inmate. Guess how many people have a hand in the money pot?

    Comment by Joe Prentis — April 2, 2011 @ 4:07 pm | Reply

  6. I agree 100% and then some. Here are some ideas that I have.
    Everyone in jail or prison should NOT receive money for their crime. No book deals, movie deals, etc. All money paid for the rights for book and movie deals pertaining to the crime should be divided between the victims family and the prison that is holding the criminals.

    Bring in more “tent prisons” and give the prisoners tents, clothing, food, etc that we issue to our military. If it’s good enough for our military then it’s good enough for our prisoners.

    If they want an education let them work and pay their own way through college just like we non-criminals have to do.

    Now if you want to really boost funds to pay off the national debt, how about putting the same tax scale that we have on cigarettes to subscriptions to porn sites. I expect we could be out of debt in 3 maybe 4 years tops.

    And put a cap on corporate bonuses. Holy cow, these are getting out of control. Why are things made in America so expensive, because our companies are paying billions of dollars to corporate VP’s, directors, CEO’s, etc. in yearly bonuses while the worker is just trying to make a living.

    Just my 2 cents

    Comment by Aubrey Love — April 2, 2011 @ 7:05 pm | Reply

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