Printers Make Presidential Run –DeWese
The illegals cost us about $127 billion now, and my modest preventive measure amounts to less than $2 billion for guards and equipment. If our border program can reduce the illegals entering our country by just 10 percent, it will pay for the program. I am in favor of immigration; I just want people entering our country legally. Then, when they are here they must learn to speak English. I have many more ideas like this, but not enough time to relate all of them. Go to www.electmillie.com to read all my ideas about job creation.
Mañana Man: Harris, I also want the next question. It relates to the economy, job creation, illegal immigrants and printing. Henry Crain, will you seek to legalize marijuana?
Henry: Absodamlutely, Mañana. It will provide a great economic boost. My company is CrainColorPerfect Corporation in Lincoln, Nebraska. We need new customers.
Joe Klein said the following in a recent Time magazine essay, "The U.S. is, by far, the most 'criminal' country in the world, with 5 percent of the world's population and 25 percent of its prisoners. We spend $68 billion per year on corrections, and one-third of those being corrected are serving time for nonviolent drug crimes. We spend about $150 billion on policing and courts, and 47.5 percent of all drug arrests are marijuana-related.
"That is an awful lot of money, most of it nonfederal, that could be spent on better schools or infrastructure—or simply returned to the public. At the same time, there is an enormous potential windfall in the taxation of marijuana. It is estimated that pot is the largest cash crop in California, with annual revenues approaching $14 billion. A 10 percent pot tax would yield $1.4 billion in California alone. And that's probably a fraction of the revenues that would be available—and of the economic impact, with thousands of new jobs in agriculture, packaging, marketing and advertising. A veritable marijuana economic-stimulus package!"