- Jun 16, 2007
You're confusing me with your own image of a Trump supporter. Although I don't have a problem with military spending (to a degree, see below) and I do support the wall, I certainly do not support this administration's position on drugs/opioids. Listen to prizrak - he's outlined several ways we can reduce spending. I do think that we should end the war on drugs; we need incarceration reform; we should tie benefits to work/volunteering/education; government slack and redundancy can be cut; we can stop getting so involved overseas (and then cut military spending based on that); etc. There's plenty that we can do but neither party is willing to do it. I really like where Trump is on economics and a few other areas but that by no means indicates that I support everything he does unequivocally (this isn't the first time I'm saying this).Blind_Io;n3545694 said:Then why do you keep defending a party, president, and their transparent plan to do exactly that? They are cutting taxes while wanting to funnel more money to the military, a pointless border wall, a futile enforcement approach to substance use, and Trump's nearly weekly travel to his resorts? That money has to come from somewhere, you oppose deficit spending, but somehow don't think that the deficit will go up because of this. The only other option is to take money from social services.
You can say whatever you want when backed into a corner, but the fact is that you do support cutting social services because you are supporting a plan that leaves no other option; you support a party that has made it abundantly clear that they want to do away with social programs despite all the evidence that they are cheaper than the alternative. Let's look at drug policy: the policy makers you support are using the same approach that tried and failed in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s - and it will fail again. About 115 people die every day due to opioid addiction, drug manufacturers have shipped over 20 million pills to some small towns, cheap Chinese Fentanyl has flooded the market (50-100 times stronger than morphine and 30-50 times stronger than heroin), but Trump has stated that he wants to "get tough with the drug pushers on the streets" instead of funding recovery programs, prevention programs, prison diversion programs, or any of the other solutions we know are actually effective.
Put your money where your mouth is - if you really don't want to defund social programs then stop fucking supporting people who do!
So yeah, we should help the deficit by cutting spending, not by simply taking more of my money. You don't balance a wasteful teenager's credit card bill by raising their limit or by handing them their sibling's card too, you slap em on the wrist and tell them to quit buying stupid shit.