Drug dealers beware: Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer wants your help in balancing the state budget.
The governor proposed Tuesday that drug dealers be required to affix a state tax stamp on illegal drugs they sell — $3.50 per gram on marijuana and $200 per gram on drugs like heroin. He expects it to bring the state $13 million in revenue this year.
There wasn’t a whole lot of explanation about the idea, except a brief reference buried in one of the pieces of legislation accompanying the thousands of pages of budget documents released Tuesday. It says it will improve enforcement and tracking of illegal drug sales.
Now call me one of those stodgy, unimaginative, status quo conservatives, but I'm thinking, that drug dealers have already managed to avoid prosecution for selling illegal drugs. I don't think they're all that concerned with paying the tax on a bag of weed.
Here's an idea for the guv. How about arresting those drug dealers and throwing them in jail. You apparently know where these clowns are because you expect to collect a tax from them.
Wait a minute,..........
What's that sound.........
It's another Allied Van loaded up, leaving New York for a Red state.