Bill Maher solves the economic crisis: Sell weed!


Speaking on his hit HBO show Real Time, Bill Maher proposed one way to raise some badly-needed cash for the bankrupt federal government: Sell weed.

In April of 1933, President Roosevelt signed an executive order loosening Prohibition laws and ultimately succeeded in having the giant screw-up repealed. The resulting tax revenue provided the federal government with money to help dig itself out of an enormous hole.

Here's a novel idea: The best stimulus package might just be the repeal of marijuana accompanied by a hefty tax and a reduction in spending on the drug war, redirecting that money to investments in infrastructure -- and stop police from wasting taxpayer money launching investigations into photographs of Michael Phelps smoking marijuana.

Watch his full interview with Ron Paul below.