Pubdate: Sat, 08 Mar 2014
Source: Pueblo Chieftain (CO)
Copyright: 2014 The Pueblo Chieftain
Author: Gary L. Warn


Reading The Pueblo Chieftain, Feb. 26, I noticed in the local news
section the article, "Growing concern, county may consider cultivation
tax soon."

Isn't recreational marijuana already taxed enough? I'm sure as soon as
the law for recreational marijuana was approved, our elected overlords
had dollar signs in their eyes because they already could see the cash
cow coming their way for new tax revenue.

Will this not set a precedent for other counties or states to follow?
The landowners already pay taxes on their land. Is the county going to
have a cultivation tax on other crops? Or is this a double standard
only for the growing of marijuana?

Our lawmakers have never met a tax they didn't like or a chance to add
a new tax. Do those running for an elected office have to pay taxes on
the campaign dollars that flow in? Some have millions in their war
chests. It's a good tax revenue stream if it's not taxed.

Politicians/other elected officials, like baby diapers, need changed
and often for the same reason.

Gary L. Warn

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