Propaganda and Pork at the ONDCP


In a report issued last week, Citizens Against Government Waste blasts the Office of National Drug Control Policy for wasting taxpayers' money on ineffective and illegal propaganda. The report concludes that the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign "violated federal propaganda laws, did not reduce drug use amongst America's youth, and has produced no significant results." It also criticizes the so-called High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program as a pork-filled boondoggle and faults the ONDCP for trying to interfere with state policies regarding the medicinal use of marijuana. "After 17 years of operation and funding," says CAGW, "ONDCP has not achieved its objectives of reducing 'illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.'"

[Thanks to Dan Forbes for the link.]