Guadagno: Legalizing prostitution would be better than legalizing pot

Former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno photo via NJ.gov

In an interview with Bill Spadea on NJ101.5 yesterday, former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno said legalizing prostitution would be less harmful than legalizing recreational marijuana and that doing so would benefit the women who work in the world’s oldest profession.

“Now that I’m not running for office anymore, if they need revenue that badly, let’s legalize a victimless crime and tax it up the wazoo.  What to I mean by that? Let’ legalize prostitution,” Guadagno said.

“It’s better for women cause they’ll get good medical care. We’ll cut off the middleman, if you know what I mean, and it’s between two consenting adults.”

“What is the difference? Except you won’t be losing an entire generation of children with pot.  There are other ways to raise revenue without raising taxes or by legalizing marijuana…”

After commiserating with Spadea for a couple of minutes  over the problems with legal recreational marijuana and the minor fiscal impact the revenue from cannabis  sales would have on New Jersey’s fiscal problems, Guadagno returned to legalizing prostitution to close the segment.

“I’m telling you, if you really need the money, legalize prostitution.  Because at least it is a victimless crime and it will help women in terms of medical care and regulation.

“I know that sound outrageous,” the former LG said, “but that is what it sounds like to legalize pot to me.  It’s outrageous.”

In a phone interview with MMM, Guadagno said that she is not advocating legalizing prostitution and that the point she was making with Spadea was to illustrate the absurdity of the arguments put forth pro-recreational marijuana advocates.

“Prostitution is a victimless crime.  Marijuana is not a harmless drug.  From both a revenue and social justice point of view, it makes more sense to legalize prostitution than marijuana, but I’m not advocating either.”

Posted: November 28th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

9 Comments on “Guadagno: Legalizing prostitution would be better than legalizing pot”

  1. Give them time, LG, said at 12:10 pm on November 28th, 2018:

    we will eventually get both. Anything for more revenue that they will largely p- away…

  2. This is why said at 2:47 pm on November 28th, 2018:

    he kept her mute for 8 years, lol.

  3. Please, God, said at 3:49 pm on November 28th, 2018:

    do not let our President put that guy in as AG! If she had only not criticized Trump early on, it would have been a poetic justice for her to get the job he now wants!😉

  4. Somehow said at 7:59 pm on November 28th, 2018:

    her comment to Art on the phone made her seem stupider. I love it!

  5. @this is why said at 8:11 pm on November 28th, 2018:

    Exactly right. Why would she say anything so ridiculous? The dems will have a field day with that one if she runs again

  6. R. said at 8:32 am on November 29th, 2018:

    What an idiot!

  7. Why would she said at 9:26 am on November 29th, 2018:

    bother to run again, having been totally betrayed by her running- mate, and blamed/ punished for much of HIS stupidity? She holds several prestigious positions, and has a great job, now- let her and her family live, enjoy, and be well. All the nonsense is definitely not worth the grief!

  8. Girardi said at 12:30 pm on November 29th, 2018:

    Some people just dont get it and she most certainly doesn’t get it.
    Keep those cartels and violence.
    What a idiot

  9. Build that wall! said at 5:17 pm on November 29th, 2018:

    Would certainly help to quash cartels of all types, plus keep us safer, altogether..my guess is the lady was speaking rather tongue-in-cheek, but if you think about it, pot legalization will bring out entire culture and tax burdens even more problems- as they grab the big boon of more tax dollars, watch how fast they go out the door, with increased policing and prosecution of more vehicle mishaps, more sick people( especially kids,) in the already packed ER’s, more rehab dollars, and higher insurance premiums for both vehicles and health, for us all ..