Drug War Budget Cuts Might Gut Prevention

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That’s the take-away from “The Federal Drug Budget Under Sequestration” by the policy wonks at Carnevale Associates, in their December Policy Brief.

The federal drug war is starving for revenue and we’re printing money to feed it — but it’s still losing weight. Now that the deficit supercommittee has failed to close the federal budget gap, mandatory budget cuts called “sequestration” are going to kick in, and Carnevale — headed by John Carnevale, an economics PhD and drug-war insider — can do the math on how that’ll change the drug war. The answer: same battle, less treatment. Lovely.