Three medical marijuana bills have been filed in Congress in May which would protect medical marijuana patients, caregivers, and providers from ongoing federal arrests, prosecutions and harrassment from The Man. Use this form to contact your state repesentative and senators and urge them to support these very important pieces of legislation.
Despite these bills being introduced by a Colorado representative, one of my asshat senators wrote back (in a canned response handled by one of his minions) and basically conceded that he does not acknowledge the 10th amendment and that federal law supercedes state laws. To which I replied if you are so quick to relinquish states' rights what the hell do we need you for if the fed is going to hand all their decision down to us. I should have kept his response but I was so disappointed I trashed it and its gone.
HR 1984 would protect banks that accept deposits from federal fines, seizure and avoid bureaucratic red tape of TPS Reports. Not so surprising, super, mega-bankstas Wells Fargo, CitiCorp and Bank of America refused doing business with the medical marijuana industry. That's pretty rich considering after Wells Fargo purchases Wachovia it comes out that Wachovia had laundered $380B in Mexican drug money. They got away with paying a 0.04% fine.
And these banks refused business from small business owners in the medical marijuana industry?
In case you haven't noticed or didn't know, our country has been highjacked by the international bankstas. Their cozy ties to the Treasury Department allows them to essentially create their own money. Since the establishment of the Federal Reserve in 1913 the bankers have been sinking their claws into the US economy. But I digress.
HR 1985 is the Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2011 was introduced by Pete Stark (D-CA) and co-sponsored by Messrs Paul, Rohrabacher and Polis. This would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to take the same business expense deductions permitted by all other small business owners. You'd THINK it would be a no-brainer that a small biz owner would be extended the same tax law as another small biz owner. But they aren't merely because they are a dispensary. That is ridiculous. And we need to stand up for our friends at the dispensaries and tell the government these bills need to be passed.
So in spectacularly stupid fashion, Treasury Secretary and village idiot Tim Geithner (aka: Butthead) says taxes on small businesses must be increased so the administration doesn't have to "shrink the overall size of government programs."
Taxing the small business owner, which create the most jobs, to keep feeding the crack whore that is our government's addiction to spending. Meanwhile, large corporations get healthcare waivers, favorable legislation and even tax breaks despite company profits in the billions. With a "B"