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Tax Marijuana, Health Benefits? Obama Will Fiddle While It All Burns….

March 15, 2009

The “tax everything” fervor in America just now makes one wonder who will pay our bills?  Mexican drug cartels?  But what will be left that we want to save if we continue down the road now rolled out by Obama and Joke Biden?


Could marijuana be the answer to the economic misery facing California? Democratic state assemblyman Tom Ammiano thinks so. Ammiano introduced legislation last month that would legalize pot and allow the state to regulate and tax its sale – a move that could mean billions of dollars for the cash-strapped state. Pot is, after all, California’s biggest cash crop….

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Obama Could Tax Health Benefits

Fox News
President Obama’s top economic advisers on Sunday disputed claims that the administration is receptive to the idea of taxing employee health benefits, but would not rule out the option. 

“He is open to all ideas,” said Austan Goolsbee, of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, on “FOX News Sunday.” 

Adviser Christina Romer, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” also would not take the option off the table. 

But both played down an article in The New York Times Sunday that said advisers were acknowledging the president would not oppose efforts by Congress to tax health benefits, even though he is not personally proposing the change. 

“That was highly overstated. That is not in the president’ budget,” Goolsbee said. “There are some people in Congress who are pushing this, but this is not the president’s idea.” 

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