This article is a follow-up to my previous post, ‘US Governed By Johns and Prostitutes’.
I would like to offer a new term in the lexicon of the English language. That word is, ‘Congresstitute’. A Congresstitute is a person who is elected to the US Congress and then sells their vote and influence to the highest bidder. It is a prostitute who holds a political office.
Let's see how this works.
Take the subject of electronic cigarettes and cannabis.
The British Medical Journal reported that e-cigarettes may have helped 18,000 people in England to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes in 2015.
In the US, the Cochrane Review published a study saying that e-cigarettes apparently do help people to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes and, they did not find any adverse health issues among those who vaped e-cigarettes over a two-year period.
However, ‘researchers’, no doubt paid off by, and funded by, big tobacco and big pharma continue to report that vaping e-cigarettes ‘could possibly’ be harmful and may in fact be a ‘gateway’ to eventual tobacco use. What a joke!!
Congresstitutes paid off by big tobacco and big pharma elected to try to put e-cigarettes out of business by putting the FDA in charge of their regulation. Oh, and there is now a huge fee required to be paid by the e-cigarette industry for every single product they want to offer for sale to the public. The fee can be from a quarter-million to a million for each product. This essentially puts all the small players out of business and gives big tobacco, who can afford the fees, a monopoly of the product. These of course would be the same tobacco companies who for years have been killing people with over 4,000 chemical additives to their tobacco cigarettes. Many of these chemicals are known carcinogens and many are there for their addictive principles. They are, of course, perfectly legal to buy and consume. E-cigarettes have therefore become ‘toxic’ to human health as if tobacco, alcohol, sugar, fluoride, chemical preservatives, food colorings, and all the other legal stuff is not. Is there really a good reason to extort huge sums of money from this new industry?
Multiple studies have shown that where medical cannabis is legally sold through dispensaries, opioid related deaths fall by 16% in the first year of legalization. And, the longer cannabis is legalized, the more the opioid death rate falls.
A long term study of cannabis users over several decades has found that the use of cannabis had no ill affects either mentally or physically in the users.
Why is this important? A study out says that opioid addiction costs the US taxpayer some $78 billion per year at the present.
Why are americans so routinely lied to and misled? When will the populace ever wake up and revolt?
Through computer hackers, we now learn that Obama has been routinely selling government positions to the highest bidders. Turns out if a person wants a government appointment of some kind, all you have to do is pay the proper congresstittute.
America needs to change course or it will continue to degrade to insignificance.