Friday, May 07, 2010

Pelosi: It's Cheaper to Treat Teens for Drug Abuse Than To Stop the Flow at the Border

All of a sudden the woman who has helped quadruple our deficit in one year is becoming cost-conscious. According to The Queen it's a lot cheaper to treat teen drug addicts than to actually shut down the border, so let's forget about national security, I guess.

Watch this video and tell me if you're not unnerved by the bizarre hand gestures.
“Well if your question is about drugs, I’m for reducing demand in the United States,” said Pelosi. “That is what our responsibility is on this subject. The RAND Corporation a few years ago did a report that said it would be much less expensive for us to, through prevention first and foremost, but through treatment on demand to reduce demand in our country, is the cheapest way to solve this problem.

“Incarceration is the next cheapest,” Pelosi continued. “It costs seven times more to incarcerate than to have treatment on demand. It costs 15 times more to interdict at the border. And it costs 25 times more with eradication of the cocoa leaf. This is an issue that it is very important to our country because of what it’s doing to our teenagers. That is the problem, what it is doing to our people.”
Also notice she looks nothing like that strange photo of her on the magazine cover released recently.

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