Thinking about the present problems the United States has, I have come up with a list of actions I would take if I were God:
First: All political entities (school boards, states, and federal) will rehire all the teachers and give them a 10% raise. I will decide which new teachers will be hired and who will be replaced.
Second: There will be a 10 cents per gallon tax increase on all fuels beginning immediately. Then a 10 cents per gallon increase each year for five years. I may change my mind and increase it even more. All federal incentives for efficient auto purchases and for use of ethanol are hereby recinded. The market will decide what is the best purchase. Oil companies will lose all tax advantages. immediately.
Third: Pot smoking is hereby legalized. The tax on marijuana will be the same as on cigarettes. After one year I will legalize other drugs that are now illegal. This will continue for five years until all drugs are legal. (If people want to kill themselves, I will allow it. I will not pass a law against jumping off balconies more than two stories in height.)
Fourth: The taxes collected will be used first to hire and increase the salaries to teachers. I will be giving large cash bonuses to teachers who are ourstanding.
Fifth: A study to determine the long term health dangers in smoking pot will be funded by the tax.
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