Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Nation Needs to Get Its Priorities Straight

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Nation Needs to Get Its Priorities Straight

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The opioid problem in this country is indeed an epidemic, as President Donald Trump has said. I see it every day in this city, with the men and women who hang out on the streets, in the parks, in the public library and in the coffee shops. The trouble is that Mr. Trump did not request any money for battling this.In fact, his budget proposal slashes funding for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Meanwhile, we have Vice President Mike Pence making a statement to our service members in Afghanistan to stay the course and that America will win the war there. It is not America's war to win. Any possible reason for us to be there died when Osama bin Laden was killed.

More resources sunk into that country (money as well as bodies) will not bring back any soldiers who have died or lessen the impact on those who had their bodies and minds harmed. …

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