President Trump’s budget proposal kills the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
I cannot fathom how any responsible public servant could do this.
In the midst of a horrific opioid epidemic, where we need every possible tool to slow down the death train, he de-funds ONDCP?
30,000 dead people, thousands of devastated communities, huge societal costs, dead moms and kids and drug-addicted newborns, fentanyl and elephant tranquilizers coming in from China and he de-funds ONDCP?!
ONDCP is the lead agency setting NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY. This isn’t some obscure, useless federal agency – these people set POLICY – what the feds do, don’t do, how they work together, what they focus on, where they target their efforts.
Without ONDCP, there is no coherent, cohesive policy; we’ll have a bunch of federal, state, and local organizations tripping over each other, duplicating efforts in some areas while completely missing or ignoring others.
And don’t tell me this is just a wish list – this shows where the President’s heart is, where his priorities are and are not.
This is real, folks. I’ve made no secret of my fear of the Trump administration, I just cannot believe even Trump would do this.
Thank goodness this is too awful for some of his fellow Republicans.
What does this mean for you?
I don’t even want to think about it.