Obama Fields Prostitution Question During Economic Town Hall
December 4th, 2009
Legalizing prostitution will not be part of President Obama's jobs-creation strategy.
That was one emphatic statement that came out of the first stop on the president's multi-city jobs tour -- a stop marked by a few oddball moments.
Obama was at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Allentown, Pa., to field questions from the public about the economy, to reiterate his commitment to turning it around and to gloat a little about the new jobs data that showed the jobless rate has dipped to 10 percent.
But one questioner had an idea for Obama that was certainly outside the box of tax credits and infrastructure spending.
A man in the crowd, a sophomore at the college, asked the president if he would consider legalizing prostitution, marijuana and non-violent crimes as a remedy to boost the economy.