Originally Posted by MilitantModerate
The "war on drugs" costs taxpayers $76.8 billion a year.
Seems like a pretty good cost cutting measure there.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan costs are over a trillion right now and expected to be between 6-8 billion by the time it's over
Another major cost cutting measure right there.
I think I've just balanced the US budget
Look, it's common knowledge that war (of any type) is good for the economy. The war on drugs is no different:
To win the war on drugs, in addition to hiring more police, outfitting those police forces with top rate equipment is necessary. Corporations will bid for contracts to supply the gear and ammunition to the different police agencies. The companies who win the contracts will hire extra workers to meet this increased production, which will reduce unemployment. With the unemployment rate down, more people will be spending again. This will help the retail sector, who will then hire more employees causing unemployment to drop even further.
See? It's win-win. God Fearing America will be back to work and slimy hell bound addicts will either be killed or put in jail to rot for the rest of their worthless lives.