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Senator Jeff Merkley
Let me get this straight, Senator Jeff.
I live in a state where we have a total moron for a Republican senator (Dan Coats) and a blue dog Democrat (Donnelly) and you want ME to donate to you.
EVEN MORE INTERESTING... as per our conversations of the past, where YOU don't think cannabis or marijuana should be legal except medicinally, which now rings as odd because of THREE major points..
#1) That cannabis, a harvest-able energy source is illegal, and you're happy with that.
#2) 50,000 items can be made from cannabis, providing hundreds of thousands of jobs nationwide
#3) You have declared that marijuana is dangerous, even thoughnever in the written history of mankind has there ever been a marijuana overdose, whil on the other hand, handguns are used to kill some 18,000 people commiting suicide, fast cars (in 2010) were the specific cause of 32,000 deaths (again, totally legal to drive an automobile that is capable of going three times the posted speed limit ANYWHERE in the US), some 75,000 people die of alcohol abuse in the US every year, 365.000 people die of heart attacks, strokes and other maladies caused by poor diet and sedentary lifestyles (McGreasies on the way home and sit on the couch all night) and that the worse drug known to man, the most lethal, addictive substance ever discovered is openly sold on the market...tobacco. Even so far as to provide tobacco products for young people...
But you think marijuana is "dangerous"?
You DO see why I am humored, do you not?
Let me spell it out plainly for you...
YOU want to keep the STATUS QUO going because you have a LUCRATIVE JOB (paid up to seven times the amount of the median income of American workers, although politicians are the least able to produce something of value) and aren't real excited about leaving office because if the American People have any say in it (which we don't, thanx to the likes of you) YOUR FREE retirement funds with their automatic yearly raises, and your almost free medical benefits may be eliminated (which they should be)
Is that about the gist of things?
What do you know of the value of $8 ?
How about some math?
If I make $1.32 a day working seven days a week (and I do)
HOW MUCH of my income are you asking for?
It appears to be, SIX DAYS PAY.
Just to keep things the way they are with archaic leadership instead of responsible service?