Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Job creation, investment, wealth creation, thriving local industry. These are goals that all Americans, of all parties and beliefs, can agree are good for us.

But how do we get there? We can take inspiration from Afghanistan.

Afghans to Drug Lords: Keep Profits Home
By DANIEL COONEY, Associated Press Writer
Tue Mar 14, 2:53 PM ET

LASHKARGAH, Afghanistan - Afghanistan will encourage its powerful drug lords to invest their illegally earned profits in the war-shattered country, according to the governor of the nation's top opium-growing region.
The offer comes amid warnings of another bumper poppy crop that will fuel a booming narcotics trade, which already accounts for 35 percent of the impoverished country's income.

"We as a government will provide them the opportunity to use their money for the national benefit," Helmand Gov. Mohammed Daud said during a trip to the region this week by U.S. Ambassador Ronald Neumann.

"They must invest in industries. They must invest in construction companies," he said.


It's BRILLIANT! We can apply this to the U.S. economy. Marijuana is among the United States' top ten cash crops. Meth labs are sprouting around the land like hairs in the ear of an old man.

We NEED to set up a US program that will encourage pot growers and meth brewers to reinvest in the economy.

Just think of the possibilities. Think of who could benefit. Wouldn't it be loverly?

All drug producers must reinvest 25% of their profits into new factories, schools, housing for the poor. Then, we make the stuff legal to use, tax it on the other end and POOF our deficit and budget problems are solved. Taxes can be lowered, we have more to spend, it stirs the economy, everybody wins.

What, you don't think its possible? Have you looked around you lately?