US Legalizing Prostitution Not The Presidents View

by Trilok Kapur on  December 7, 2009 at 11:46 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
 US Legalizing Prostitution Not The Presidents View
To legalize prostitution, marijuana and non-violent crimes as a remedy to boost the economy are not US President Barack Obama's job strategy.

Obama was at Lehigh Carbon Community College here to field questions from the public about the economy, to reiterate his commitment to turning it around and to gloat a little about the new jobs data that showed the jobless rate has dipped to 10 percent, The Telegraph reports.

But one questioner had an idea for Obama that was certainly outside the box of tax credits and infrastructure spending.

A man in the crowd, a sophomore at the college, asked the president if he would consider legalizing prostitution, marijuana and non-violent crimes as a remedy to boost the economy.

"I appreciate the boldness of your question," Obama replied. "That will not be my job strategy."

The president added: "Part of what you're supposed to do in college is question conventional wisdom."

Obama then took a question from Leonard Martin, another student who said he'd been trying to contact the Department of Veteran Affairs-unsuccessfully-to inquire about education benefits after having been discharged from the Army.

"This week I've called them several times asking questions about the GI bill...but I haven't gotten any benefits from them yet....

"When I call them, they're often busy and we get a message saying that we have to call back later on, so could you call them and ask?"

Obama replied by telling Martin, "we will get your name-you know, you went straight to the top here....

"I suspect somebody will be calling you on your cell phone in two seconds."

The Post 9/11 Bill, to which Martin referred, helps to cover the cost of an undergraduate education at an in-state public college or university and many private schools for veterans who served in the military after September 11.

A veteran must have served at least 90 days of active duty service after 9/11 to qualify for the benefit. Veterans who served for 30 days and who were discharged due to injury or illness are also eligible.

Source: ANI

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I like that kids' thinking, in fact, I was actually thinking the same thing !! These are known as the " vice-markets " and if regulated, can make TONS OF $$$$ !!! I read an article in another college paper online and SUPPOSEDLY there is a place in Vegas that just opened up called...get this...wait for it...wait for it.. LIQUOR IN THE FRONT AND POKER IN THE REAR ! Where you literally do go in the front door if you want liquor, and the back door if you want to play poker, and there's a third floor if you want to get some tail !!! Could this be true ?? And if so, wouldn't it be a beautiful day to be an American if one of these paradise islands were all over the U.S ? I also read in the article that if Marijuana was legal that would be added too !!I question the credibility of the source, but what an idea, huh ??!!
Frank2k10 Monday, December 7, 2009

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