California Chamber of Commerce: Reefer Madness 2.0
Gotta love it when those “Limited Government” Free Enterprisers do a Big 180, and suddenly decide that those Meddling Government Bureaucrats are a GOOD thing. Corporate conglomerates making decisions that affect millions of people — keep those Nanny State Bureaucrats out of this. One person’s private behavior that doesn’t affect anybody else — Bring in the government NOW!
You would’ve thought the California Chamber of Commerce would be in favor of saving hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars by eliminating a government program that doesn’t work. Nope. They’ve just donated $250,000 to a last-minute series of radio ads, warning of the Earth-shaking disaster that would befall California if Proposition 19 — to legalize marijuana — gets passed by voters.
The voice on the radio says: “Imagine coming out of surgery and the nurse caring for you was high.”
A spokesperson for the California Chamber of Commerce actually said with a straight face: “When people understand what would happen in the workplace when this becomes law, they are inclined to vote no.”
Again, this is happening right now. In California. In 2010. Un-fuckin’-real.
The linked article has an audio link to the “No on Proposition 19” ad. Click on it if you dare. You won’t know whether to laugh, scream or throw your computer out the window.
If these “Keep Up the War on Drugs” imbeciles could dial their IQs up into the double digits, they’d notice a certain irony: They’re on the same side as the drug dealers.