Originally Posted by Sammy The Penitent
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.
Except all those extra workers will be Chinese and slaving away in sweat shops. Not sure how that helps the American Economy.
As for the prison workers, how does that help the economy? I mean sure it helps the people who own the prisons, but it just makes the black man a slave again. Especially in a world of zero-tolerance hiring practices. McDonalds won't even hire you if you have a record, whether its for murder or for smokin a joint.
Addiction is more of a healthcare issue anyway.