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The Cost of the War on Drugs

THE COST FETV OF THE WAR ON DRUGS presented by AT AN APPROXIMATE COST OF $22,000 PER PRISONER DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO DECRIMINALIZE DRUGS? IN 2009, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPENT $2,094,510,000 Decriminalization of drugs would reduce state & federal deficits by eliminating expenditure prohibition enforcement including arrests, prosecutions and incarceration. HOUSING DRUG-RELATED PRISONERS and_Jails TOTAL ARRESTS IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2007 Of the 14,209,365 arrests were as a result 13% of drug prohibition. HAWAI'S 2007 POPULATION - 1,283,388 That's like putting almost everyone in Hawaii and √Ālaska in prison. ohbitionWPpdr IF DRUGS WERE DECRIMINALIZED. ALASKA'S 2007 POPULATION -683,478 Annually the Government would save HOW FEDERAL TAX MONEY IS SPENT $25.7 Billion S15.6 Billion IN THE DRUG WAR State &Local Government expenses Federal Government expenses 25% OTHER DRUES 21.5% MARIJUANA Marijuana /8.7 Billion TYPES OF DRUGS and how much money the government Would save annually , not having to fight the war on drugs. Cocaine &Heroin/ 20 Billion $3.9 $3.4 Other Drugs/12.6 Billon BILLION BILLION $1.24 EVERY 19 SECONDS BILLION Someone in the USA is arrested for a drug violation. 82% of those arrests are for possession alone. Annually that equals more than 1.6 million arrests. $7.1 BILLION 45.6% COCAINE 7.9% HEROIN $15.6 BILLION 95,205 FEDERAL INMATES & DRUGS CRIMES 2008 FEDERAL EXPENSES FIGHTING THE WAR ON DRUGS CONVICTED FOR DRUG RELATED CRIMES in 2009 http://www.cato org pubsiwtpapers/DrugProhibitionWPpdt 47% OF AMERICANS OVER 12 ADMITTED TO USING ILLEGAL DRUGS according to a national survey 187,886 TOTAL NUMBER OF FEDERAL INMATES CONVICTED in 2009 ABOUT 51% OF FEDERAL INMATES ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF A DRUG CONVICTION Though better than 2000 numbers, at 56% of federal inmate population, in 2009, inmates convicted for drug related crimes still accounted for over half of all federal incarcerations. 2009 data AFTER 40 YEARS http://oas.samhsa.gow/NSDUH/2k9NSDUHV2k9ResultsAppshtmitAppG March 2009 FIGHTING THE WAR ON DRUGS. "How does one win a drug war when millions of Americans who use IT'S EASIER TO BUY MARIJUANA THAN IT IS TO BUY A BEER recreational drugs are financing the cartels' bribing, murdering and beheading to win the war and keep self-indulgent Americans supplied with drugs? according to national survey of teenagers OUR LEGAL SYSTEM IS COMPLETELY OVERBURDENED NEARLY 4 OUT OF 10 MURDERS, 6 OUT OF 10 RAPES, AND 9 OUT OF 10 BURGLARIES GO UNSOLVED according to the department of justice There are two sure ways to end this war swiftly: Milton's Way &Mao's Way OVER 35,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN JUST 4 YEARS Mao Zedong's communists killed users and suppliers alike, as social parasites. Milton Friedman's way is to decriminalize drugs and call off the war. DUE TO VIOLENCE RELATED TO MEXICO'S FIGHT WITH THEIR MASSIVE MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS, VIOLENCE WHICH IS NOW MAKING IT'S WAY ACROSS THE BORDER INTO THE U.S. Americans are never going to adopt the Maoist solution. For the users of drugs are all too often classmates, colleagues, friends, even family. Indeed, our last three presidents did not deny using drugs. ) Pat Buchanan MSNBC commentator & syndicated columnist FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ECONOMICS BEHIND THE WAR ON DRUGS, THE FREE-MARKET & THE PRINCIPLES OF A FREE SOCIETY AT: Sources Jails pdf (@chadtrutt) (eerind) FETV presented by

The Cost of the War on Drugs

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June 17, 2011 marks the 40th Anniversary of Nixons' War on Drugs. Ever wonder what it costs and if it's worth it?


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