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Pres. Obama Asked If Legalizing Drugs And Prostitution Can Stimulate The Economy

obama_12-4Pres. Barack Obama held a job-related town hall in Pennsylvania today, and when it came time to take questions, he got one very unique one from a college sophomore who has “been studying some criminology.”

What do you think, Mr. President? Ready to legalize drugs and prostitution?

Here’s the question: “I was wondering maybe if you’ve checked out some of the statistics about legalizing prostitution, gambling, drugs and non-violent crime in order to stimulate some of the economy.”

It got some cheers and a lot of chatter from the crowd, and Obama was not just teleprompter-less but talking point-less as well. He began, “I have to say this. Well, uh, I appreciate the boldness of your question. That will not be my job strategy.”

After some more laughter from the crowd, Pres. Obama reached his conclusion: “First of all, part of what you’re supposed to do at college is question conventional wisdom, so you’re doing exactly what you’re supposed to be doing, which is thinking in new ways about things.”

Beck-bait ultra-liberal soundbite crisis averted. At least it proves there weren’t friendly plants in the audience!

Here’s the Q&A from today:


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