HERE'S SOME GOD DAMN DEEP-STATE FOR YA:Explosive ‘60 Minutes’ investigation finds Congress and drug companies worked to cripple DEA’s ability to fight opioid abusehttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/ex-dea-age ... -congress/
60 min Opoid Segment It's 27 min long, no commercials so far!
They went to France...
And HOLY cow, every time Rannazzisi gets on TV, it's more and more devastating. There's not really a silver lining to this story when you hear lawmakers explain why or how they thought things went wrong: they didn't read the damn thing or they looked the other way.
That's just not how legislative bodies like Congress and the Senate should work. You either raised a bunch of money for some old people to go to DC and didn't bother to read the legislation (I guess they didn't get their interns to do so either) or you raised a bunch of money for some old people to go to DC to profit on your hard work. I guess those things might not be mutually exclusive either - but it really takes the wind out of those who freak out about the opioid epidemic while claiming not to know that they cripple one of the tools you can use to fight back on that.
But are we really surprised? It's surreal to watch Harry Reid talk about how they passed some bill that they, uh, didn't read. Then you got Rand Paul introducing some stupid resolution essentially named "Read the bill" many times (including the passage of the ACA) because everyone has the drive to get the win without wanting to face the full impact of their legislation - leaving the public to be the CBO in the worst way possible.
First you get the votes, then you get the lobbyists, then you get the money.
They basically made the DEA Big Pharma's protection force.
I've never seen a pharmaceutical company CEO have their door busted down and their dog shot during a no knock warrant raid.
be amazed at the billionshttps://www.opensecrets.org/
Marsha Blackburn is a key player in this.
She's running for Bob Corker's Senate seat.
Today, Phil Bredesen announced he's seriously considering running against her and will formally announce in a few days. If he can win in TN, the Dems can take the Senate back. For those that don't know, he was a two term governor, and in his reelection bid won every county in the state. From the most liberal Nashville, to the most conservative, bumfuck Wayne County where 8% of the population has a college degree.
Tie this opioid scandal around Marsha Blackburn's neck like a lead weight.
The bill passed both houses "unanimously" without obstruction and was signed by Obomba.
the government keeps marijuana, a safe, non-addictive, pain killer illegal
the drug companies market opioids as a safe method to control pain
the government, instead of increasing funding for drug addiction treatment, instead makes it harder for people addicted to opioids to obtain it legally. Thus forcing them to turn to drug dealers for heroin and other, more deadly, opioids.
And, voila, a major, self-created epidemic.
I can't even say what I would do to these fucks, if I did, I'd end up in prison, ...