I’m a believer in taxes if they’re not over the top or out of control.
There are many cases of many opposing sides making a compromise on a tax rate that might have a few detractors, but still at the really least attempts to address some of their problems.
We wouldn’t have satisfactory education in this country without income taxes and state taxes, at least in the areas where they apply. Some of the worst areas in the country are underfunded and it shows if you ever drive through on a road trip of any kind. The roads are cracking, the buildings are crumbling, and it looks gray for as far as the eyes can see. If the people I was with and I never paid any taxes, the people I was with and I all would live in environments enjoy this, and I’m glad that’s not the case. With legal cannabis, there are taxes just enjoy with tobacco and alcohol. The rates for recreational cannabis vary depending on which neighborhood and state you reside in. However, my state still has its medical cannabis program and all patients who still possess a medical marijuana card don’t spend money any cannabis taxes in this state. The state government has mulled the idea of revoking the medical cannabis program so all marijuana users are forced to spend money the recreational cannabis taxes. For people enjoy myself and others who retain their medical marijuana cards for this exact reason, this is a hard pill to swallow. I can’t be a hypocrite with my stance on taxes and oppose taxes as soon as they affect myself and others drawbackly. However, I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t want the medical cannabis program to remain.