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Cops Say Obama is "All Talk, No Game" on Treating Drugs as a Health Issue.

http://copssaylegalize.blogspot.com/2011/02/cops-say-obama-is-all-talk-no-game-on.html

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2011

CONTACT: Tom Angell - (202) 557-4979 or media@leap.cc

 

Cops Say Obama is "All Talk, No Game" on Treating Drugs as a Health Issue

 

President Maintains Bush Administration Ratio Favoring Punishment Over Treatment

 

Just Weeks Ago, Obama Said We Need to "Shift Resources" But He Didn't Do It

 

WASHINGTON, DC -- A group of police officers, judges and prosecutors who have waged the so-called "war on drugs" is criticizing President Obama because his federal drug control budget, released today, doesn't match up to his rhetoric on treating drug abuse as a health problem.

 

Obama's federal drug control budget maintains a Bush-era disparity devoting nearly twice as many resources to punishment as it does for treatment and prevention, despite his saying less than three weeks ago that, “We have to think more about drugs as a public health problem," which requires "shifting resources." The president's comments came during a January 27 YouTube interview, in response to a question from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition member MacKenzie Allen, a retired deputy sheriff. Video of that exchange is available at http://www.youtube.com/CopsSayLegalizeDrugs

 

"I don't understand how the president can tell us with a straight face that he wants to treat drugs as a health issue but then turn around just a few weeks later and put out a budget that continues to emphasize punishment and interdiction," said Neill Franklin, LEAP executive director and a former narcotics officer in Baltimore. "The president needs to put his money where his mouth is. Right now it looks like he's simply all talk and no game."

 

In releasing the drug control budget today, the administration did reverse a Bush-era accounting trick that hid some costs of the "war on drugs," such as incarceration. But the drug control budget breakdown, available online at http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/policy/12budget/fy12Highlight.pdf, clearly shows that under both the new and old calculations, supply reduction receives far more resources than demand reduction does.

 

"The Obama administration does deserve credit for bringing to light some of the costs of the 'war on drugs' that the Bush administration tried to obscure from public scrutiny," said Franklin. "But mere accounting changes aren't going to reduce our prison population, improve our economy or put violent gangs and cartels out of business. Only real changes to drug policy, like legalizing and regulating drugs, can help us achieve those important goals."

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"In releasing the drug control budget today, the administration did reverse a Bush-era accounting trick that hid some costs of the "war on drugs," such as incarceration."

 

baby steps at his level, he doesnt have enough support yet to straight up deny the dea. but slipping in the real costs here and there are going to have a huge impact on those that can use the information and act accordingly with the information.

 

Letters at this point denoting outrage at having the government pull the wool over our eyes and hide our money!!!

 

But to whom?

 

 

Sorry if someone already posted this.

 

Cops Say Obama is "All Talk, No Game" on Treating Drugs as a Health Issue.

http://copssaylegali...no-game-on.html

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2011

CONTACT: Tom Angell - (202) 557-4979 or media@leap.cc

 

Cops Say Obama is "All Talk, No Game" on Treating Drugs as a Health Issue

 

President Maintains Bush Administration Ratio Favoring Punishment Over Treatment

 

Just Weeks Ago, Obama Said We Need to "Shift Resources" But He Didn't Do It

 

WASHINGTON, DC -- A group of police officers, judges and prosecutors who have waged the so-called "war on drugs" is criticizing President Obama because his federal drug control budget, released today, doesn't match up to his rhetoric on treating drug abuse as a health problem.

 

Obama's federal drug control budget maintains a Bush-era disparity devoting nearly twice as many resources to punishment as it does for treatment and prevention, despite his saying less than three weeks ago that, “We have to think more about drugs as a public health problem," which requires "shifting resources." The president's comments came during a January 27 YouTube interview, in response to a question from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition member MacKenzie Allen, a retired deputy sheriff. Video of that exchange is available at http://www.youtube.c...ayLegalizeDrugs

 

"I don't understand how the president can tell us with a straight face that he wants to treat drugs as a health issue but then turn around just a few weeks later and put out a budget that continues to emphasize punishment and interdiction," said Neill Franklin, LEAP executive director and a former narcotics officer in Baltimore. "The president needs to put his money where his mouth is. Right now it looks like he's simply all talk and no game."

 

In releasing the drug control budget today, the administration did reverse a Bush-era accounting trick that hid some costs of the "war on drugs," such as incarceration. But the drug control budget breakdown, available online at http://www.whitehous...12Highlight.pdf, clearly shows that under both the new and old calculations, supply reduction receives far more resources than demand reduction does.

 

"The Obama administration does deserve credit for bringing to light some of the costs of the 'war on drugs' that the Bush administration tried to obscure from public scrutiny," said Franklin. "But mere accounting changes aren't going to reduce our prison population, improve our economy or put violent gangs and cartels out of business. Only real changes to drug policy, like legalizing and regulating drugs, can help us achieve those important goals."

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Send your letters to your Federal reps... send them now and keep them going.

 

These boneheads have VERY short attention spans and they only respond to the fear of losing 'votes' and their paychecks.

 

Hades! I'm even thinking of supporting Ron Paul if he runs for pres... that's how desperate I'm getting.

 

"In releasing the drug control budget today, the administration did reverse a Bush-era accounting trick that hid some costs of the "war on drugs," such as incarceration."

 

baby steps at his level, he doesnt have enough support yet to straight up deny the dea. but slipping in the real costs here and there are going to have a huge impact on those that can use the information and act accordingly with the information.

 

Letters at this point denoting outrage at having the government pull the wool over our eyes and hide our money!!!

 

But to whom?

 

 

 

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Im still waiting to hear about all the New Jobs that hes' been Preaching about since 2007. Just before Xmas past that was to be #1 on the List for 2011.

 

The Dow Jones is doing great BUT

 

the

House Next door to mine is selling for 40% of our Value 4 years ago. For Spite they taxed me without the Homestead for the Highest Taxes Ive ever seen in my Life. And Published it with their GIS system. Like Everyone else is on a Mortgage, ??? Special Treatment ?

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Ron Paul respects the rights of the individual to live for their own sake (as long as they do not infringe on the rights of any others). He believes that the rights of each individual must be respected, protected, and upheld above all else as the law of the land. He beileves, and rightly so, that no gang or thug or king or dictator or government has the right to rule over anyone without their consent (tyranny).

We have the right to vote for someone who stands for individual humans and their rights? Wow! We are very fortunate to have the opportunity, but I am sure that the statists in the republican party and fox and talk radio will do all in their power to shut him out of the debate again, and the liberal democrat media outlets will avoid him like the plague as he exposes their party's attacks against individual liberty.

Ron Paul would be a "best pick" for any election. Unless one supports tyranny and oppression, of course...ron_paul_desk.jpg

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Yeah, they are about the illusion they create for people, just like the NAZI's they CREATE a action so they have the rights to the reaction they so desire. They are growing stronger everyday....and cover peoples eyes on the truths they wish to hide. If people understand rights they better use them before they disappear too, soon they'll find a way to remove them for our "THEIR" own good. Remember its about the safety of the people...you know our government is there to protect "CONTROL" us. Ron Paul 2012 FOR OUR RIGHTS!!! They will all claim to help us till their in, but he just seems off just enough to possibly be the one to rid the country of the laws against US, turning good people into criminals. :huh:

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Yeah, they are about the illusion they create for people, just like the NAZI's they CREATE a action so they have the rights to the reaction they so desire. They are growing stronger everyday....and cover peoples eyes on the truths they wish to hide. If people understand rights they better use them before they disappear too, soon they'll find a way to remove them for our "THEIR" own good. Remember its about the safety of the people...you know our government is there to protect "CONTROL" us. Ron Paul 2012 FOR OUR RIGHTS!!! They will all claim to help us till their in, but he just seems off just enough to possibly be the one to rid the country of the laws against US, turning good people into criminals. :huh:

 

Amb, I agree. Of all the pols out there Ron Paul seems top be the lesser of the other evils.

 

But, as you said, and I believe also, even he will change once he's in office.

 

Maybe a little less change than the others, but I fear it would still happen.

 

But if he runs, I'll vote for him.

 

And,,, he favors an end to the Drug War.

 

No other choices, IMO.

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