Give Up On The War On Drugs!

Posted: June 23, 2011 in News, Opinion
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Hillary Clinton Anouced that we will give an extra $300,000,000 to Central America to help fight the war on drugs.  Aren’t we having an internal budget crisis in the USA right now? Shouldn’t we be spending that money to: Pay off debt? Fix inner city schools? Decrease medical costs for elderly? Wage war against the huge human trafficking market in the USA? Or How About we just hire 10,000 USA citizens at $30,000 a year to help turn around the economy?

My list of better uses for this money goes on and on and on… Not to mention with the full budget for the war on drugs in Central America now at $1,800,000,000 (1.8 Billion/$30,000 = 60,000 people getting paid $30,000 a year.) we could really start to take chunks out of our out of control deficit.

Excerpt from article below

Mrs Clinton told a regional security conference in Guatemala that the US would increase its aid by more than 10% to nearly $300m (£187m).

Analysts say the figure is still small, given that more than two-thirds of cocaine sent from South America to the US now passes through Central America.

In total, some $1.8bn was promised to support the region’s security.

The World Bank is to provide $1bn in the coming years, said Pamela Cox, the bank’s vice preident for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Inter-American Devleopment Bank (IADB) will also offer $500m over two years.

Announcing the increased US funding, Mrs Clinton said Washington was committed to helping the region.

Does Anyone else think that is a shit ton of money being wasted on a losing battle? Total Amount Mentions in Article = $3,200,000,000 (3.2 billion/$30,000 = 106,666 jobs making 30k a year)

Full Article here –> Central America drugs war: Clinton pledges more funds

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