Wednesday May 1st, 2013
|Colo. Politicians Threaten to Repeal Marijuana Legalization If Voters Don't Approve High Taxes
posted 05/01/2013, 12:22 AM (InformationLiberation)|
Politicians in Colorado are threatening voters they'll repeal the legalization of marijuana unless they approve an outrageously high 30% tax rate on the sale of the plant.
Marijuana legalization may have received more votes from Coloradans than President Obama--who carried the state--but some lawmakers are still mulling over a repeal.In other words, your freedoms are only permitted so long as they provide the state with revenue.
As the debate over how to tax marijuana rages on, sister station KCNC reports that a draft bill floating around the Capitol proposes repealing recreational marijuana if voters don't approve a 15 percent excise tax on retail pot and a 15 percent marijuana sales tax.[...]
Some lawmakers argue that the purpose of legalizing marijuana was to bring more revenue into the state, particularly for education, and that if it's not accomplishing that it shouldn't be legal.
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|Tsarnaev family received $100G in benefits
posted 05/01/2013, 12:20 AM (Boston Herald)|
The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned.
|Mexico to Rein In US Agencies in Drug War
posted 05/01/2013, 12:19 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)|
In a sharp break with the policies of his predecessor, recently installed Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is moving to restrict the open relationships US law enforcement, intelligence, and security agencies have developed with their Mexican counterparts as the two countries attempt to repress violent and powerful Mexican drug trafficking organizations, the so-called cartels.
The move was hinted at broadly in the