Obama just says no to creating gambling, drug jobs

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Posted: Dec 04, 2009 12:35 PM

Here's one job-creating strategy President Barack Obama isn't considering.

Obama just said no to a suggestion from a Pennsylvania college student that he consider legalizing nonviolent crimes, including gambling and drugs, to stimulate the economy and create jobs.

Obama told the student at a forum in Allentown, Pa., on Friday that he appreciated the "boldness" of the idea. And he said the young man was doing just what college students are supposed to do _ questioning conventional wisdom.

But he says the student's suggestion is not one he's going to follow.