Three years on, not a single Wall Street banker has been prosecuted after a financial crisis rooted in rampant fraud brought the global economy to its knees. President Obama's Department of Justice has more dangerous miscreants to worry about: medical marijuana shop owners.All this, despite Barrack Obama's campaign pledge that he would not target the sick people of the nation.
The DOJ has launched an assault on medical pot dispensaries, vowing to shut down establishments licensed and regulated by state and local governments, in a reversal of an earlier policy, based on an Obama campaign promise to leave the shops alone as long as they followed state law.
And while major corporations have managed to get their federal tax bills down to zero, the IRS has determined that pot clinics can't deduct salaries, rent, the cost of bud or other operating expenses on their tax returns. If a business can't deduct those expenses, its tax bill almost always winds up exceeding even its profits.
As the government continues it's War On Drugs and deals daily with the overspill violence of Mexico's drug wars we get a policy that guarantees that more profits will be made from the illicit drug trade... an illicit trade that the administration made even more deadly when they ran guns across the border into the hands of criminal gangs... A policy that nobody has yet to pay a price for. (Except some Border Patrol guys, but you know... support the troops and all that.)
I'm really hoping that this becomes a seriously reported issue during this election cycle. President Obama has a lot of answering to do, and he should be held to account for it.