Skip to comments.Monday Moanin’ - Gotta’ Nuke Something!
Posted on 03/19/2018 7:54:04 AM PDT by NOBO2012
I understand that some Congressmen (by that I mean men and women, Im unaware of any other genders currently serving but if there are, it includes them too) are offering jobs to Andrew McCabe in order to allow him to earn his federal pension. Would have been nice if theyd been similarly concerned about ordinary Americans who lost their jobs, and pensions, during the 8 year Obama occupation.
I wish theyd just get back to tending to Global Warming, so the Rothschilds dont end up running the world and the weather.
But whats really not whats bothering me today; number one on my list for now is Washingtons sudden concern with the opioid crisis. No matter how bad it is, I just know they can make it worse.
Look, I dont know who is to blame for the opioid crisis which is sort of a repeat of the crack crisis of the 80s but Im pretty sure it isnt legal pharmaceuticals. I might start by looking at porous borders (thank you Obama) making both heroin and opioids more available on the street, and the lax prosecution of drug offenses due to disparate impact on peoples of color (thank you Obama).
And then was also this report, produced by the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, which provides convincing evidence that ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion is at least partly to blame for the recent opioid epidemic:
The Senate report notes that those with a Medicaid card can get prescriptions for opioids, such as oxycodone, for as little as $1 for up to 240 pills. Those pills, however, can be sold on the street for up to $4,000. That has created a powerful incentive for millions to get prescriptions and end up either getting addicted themselves or selling the pills on the black market. By vastly expanding Medicaid, ObamaCare contributed significantly to this problem, the Senate report found. Investors Daily
But I will tell you who I DONT think is responsible for the opioid crisis: the pharmaceutical companies. Keep in mind that effective pain relievers that could be easily administered were developed by the pharmas in response to the medical communitys position way back in the 90s that patients healed faster, better and safer when their pain was controlled. Now that drug addiction and overdoses has become a public nightmare the AMA would like to disavow knowledge of that position.
Now their position is to advise doctors about the over-use of pain relievers and warn against the over-prescription of pain relievers, leaving a lot of people with chronic, intractable pain unable to get adequate relief anymore.
Now governmental entities are suing pharmaceutical companies for their drug problems and the irresponsible distribution of opioids. Others are thinking of suing doctors, a move intended to address the drug mill doctors but will more likely make all doctors less likely to prescribe opioid pain relief to those patients legitimately in need of it. It wont address the real opioid problem but it will deny pain relief to thousands of sufferers. Why? Because thats how government solves problems: blame someone, wash their hands, move on to the next crisis. Because if youre in charge, youve gotta nuke something!
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I simplified my life by adopting the term, "Congresscritters"... '-)
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