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Rand Paul’s solution to unemployment and drugs: Rich people?
The other day, Rand Paul got into a bit of trouble for saying that the drug problem in Eastern Kentucky is “not a real pressing issue.” Paul’s Democratic opponent, Jack Conway, blasted Paul for being out of touch with the state.
Now Paul has stepped forward to clarify those remarks in an interview with local WYMT-TV, claiming that as a physician, he does view the drug problem as a serious one. But it’s unclear whether his clarification will help much. In sum, he said the best solution to drug use is to bring down unemployment — which is best done by giving rich people the freedom to invest and create jobs.
Yup, the solution to meth abuse in Eastern Kentucky is tax cuts for the rich. I guess it’s a plus he didn’t suggest looser regulations on coal mining would solve it, but hey, 10 weeks till the election, there’s still time!