December 5th, 2009
11:00 AM ET
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Cole .C

    That kid was bold asking that question, but it's quite hard to tax prostitution.

    December 5, 2009 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain

    The kid's got moxie, I'll give him that!

    And Republicans should take note of how respectful he was of our President when addressing him – thanking him for his hard work on behalf of our country, using the salutation "Mr. Obama," and presenting his question in a respectful tone, even when he knew the President would disagree with his suggestions.

    December 5, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  3. JonDie

    In many cultures, it makes sense to legalize or, at least, decriminalize gambling, prostitution and drugs because in those societies most people aren't obsessed with them.

    E.g., in Spain slot machines are found in every bar, casino gambling is legal, prostitution is not greatly repressed, marijuana is decriminalized, and even alcohol isn't nearly the huge problem it is here.

    The problems aren't gambling, prostitution, drugs or alcohol per se; humans have been gambling, visiting prostitutes, taking drugs and drinking alcohols for thousands of years.

    The problem is US. We Americans seem to be singularly unable to handle these practices and substances. For us, neither legalizing or prohibiting will have a beneficial outcome.

    December 5, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  4. strong

    Now, what would our president ever know about these horrible vices?

    He's from Chicago.

    December 5, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  5. terry,va

    Prostitution is legal in the Senate. Look no futher than the Senator from LA.

    December 5, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  6. Richard Wright

    Wow: Our future....I'm sure his parents are proud.

    December 5, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  7. Randy

    This guys got my vote

    December 5, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  8. Kara

    Ask a Republican and they'd pass those suggestions in a heartbeat!

    December 5, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  9. PAUL

    Now those are issues the GOP would buckup and vote for!!

    December 5, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  10. Matt

    I'll bet the Republicans would overwelmingly vote theses issues in....heck with healthcare and jobs!!

    December 5, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  11. Lisa

    He asked the wrong person......should have asked Newt or Rove, those issues are big scores with the GOP!!

    December 5, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  12. Holly

    If lobbyists had enough money to throw at Republicans, they'd pass all of these within the week!!

    December 5, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  13. not alone

    Lol, think of all the taxable revinue that would be created.All that stuff Goes on anyways, for that there is no doubt.Lets add all the Tip money strippers really make to taxes too.

    December 5, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |