The entire U.S. should follow California’s lead—introducing referendums to make marijuana legal, thereby putting the current criminal drug producers and sellers out of business and enabling government to collect tax on pot sold via legitimate channels. Pro or con?
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The U.S. should repeal the taxes heirs must pay when inheriting money, real estate, and other assets. Pro or con?
The federal government should help finance the expansion of U.S. health coverage by taxing products, such as sugary soft drinks, that contribute to obesity and other chronic health conditions. Pro or Con?
The federal government should crack down on businesses that pay employees under the table, because it needs the tax revenue. Pro or con?
Barack Obama proposes higher taxes for couples making $250,000 a year. But with costs rising fast, that hardly seems “wealthy” now. Pro or con?
The U.S. simply cannot continue to function highly without a greater stream of revenue. Pro or con?
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