Here's to blunting the deficit. I have heard some interesting theories about how to help with the deficit. But I am deeply fascinated by this effort by Senate Democrats Martin Looney and Toni Harp to help the deficit by relaxing the laws against marijuana possession.
They assure us no one wants to decriminalize pot possession, but they would rather being caught with joint be akin to getting a speeding ticket.
Then there is this from the Courant:
Connecticut legislators also will consider a measure that would reduce the size of drug-free school zones. Under state law, any drug activity is subject to harsher criminal penalties if it takes place within 1,500 feet of a school, housing project or day-care center. Critics say such laws unfairly discriminate against residents of cities and densely populated suburbs.
Uh-huh. Naturally, Judiciary Chairman Rep. Michael Lawlor shows up in this article to put his two cents in to advocate against "wasting" the money to prosecute "low level" drug users.
Is the point here that it actually costs the government money to do their job? No kidding! But leave it to these liberal clowns to see law enforcement as something to cut. They can't cut their own taxpayer funded campaign fund when vital programs are in the red. They can't cut their own salaries while their constituents get laid off. But they see savings in loosening up the law.
Excellent plan! You know, why don't they relax the laws on assault too? That ought to further clear the court docket and save us money. Those annoying rape and pedophile prosecutions are a real money drain too!