Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rand Paul: Rich people can solve drug problems

(Eighth in a series)

That's Rand Paul in the photo. By now most people have probably heard of him. He is a Kentucky veterinarian, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and a bad joke on what's left of the political class. Paul should be an embarrassment for the GOP, but not that you would know it. After all, he is seeking the seat that will be vacated by Jim Bunning, a Republican and a former baseball pitcher who once threatened to sue his own party in a moment of sheer wackiness. Of late, Paul has been taking on the severe drug problem in his state by insisting that it can be rolled back by creating more rich people (cue the tape to where it talks about cutting taxes) . Do you think he's aware that some folks have gotten quite rich already, thank you, by pushing drugs?


Dan said...

So, let´s see.
Rand Paul states that one of the root causes for the serious drug problem we have in E.KY is the bad economic shape the region is in and the resulting high unemployment and existential insecurity affecting the people here; that alleviating their economic distress would go a long way in reducing the lure of those dangerous and destructive drugs (we´re not talking recreational pot smoking); and that the only sustainable path to increased employment in the region is encouraging investment and expansion of private businesses there.

And you disagree with exactly what in that argument?

PJJinOregon said...

You talkin' about the big drug companies? They're real good at takin' people's money an feelin' real good about it. But, or course, that's a story for another day.

Grumpy Abe said...

Sorry, Dan. But I'm not an advocate of the trickle down theory. George Bush tried it with his tax cuts that sucked a king's fortune from the economy, made a lot of people even richer, and where did it get us?

Anonymous said...

Rand Paul is running against Jack Conway.


Grumpy Abe said...

The one who has already seceded?