A bizarre meme has entered the drug/prostitution/gambling legalization debate. The notion is “We should make this icky stuff legal because we can tax it”. Well, I don’t like this. As a libertarian/conservative, while I dislike such things I do favor the idea of legalization of many if not all of these things. It is none of the government’s damn business. But tax revenue is a dumb reason to support legalization. It essentially amounts to saying “Let’s help the government expand into Health Care, Carbon Regulation, and other socialist bullcrap by giving them tax revenue from sinful icky gambling/drugs/etc.”
I can’t support such useful idiocy. Just say no to Pot taxes.