All Biden had to do to be successful when he took office was adopt every one of the policies put in place by the guy whose reelection was stolen from him -- Donald Trump -- because despite the COVID pandemic, our country's economy was roaring back, the border was secure, inflation wasn't rampant, wages were rising, there was no supply chain crisis, and gas and food prices weren't skyrocketing.
But then, the entire objective of backing Biden and riding him into the White House was precisely because everyone around him knew his mind was gone and his presidency could be hijacked.
And hijacked, it has been -- by people who hate America.
Earlier this week, the regime announced a multimillion-dollar program to supply clean crack pipes to addicts as part of a plan to actually promote "racial equity" in "underserved" neighborhoods (Hunter Biden must be advising the White House now).
The Washington Free Beacon notes:
The $30 million grant program, which closed applications Monday and will begin in May, will provide funds to nonprofits and local governments to help make drug use safer for addicts. Included in the grant, which is overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services, are funds for "smoking kits/supplies." A spokesman for the agency told the Washington Free Beacon that these kits will provide pipes for users to smoke crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and "any illicit substance."
HHS said the kits aim to reduce the risk of infection when smoking substances with glass pipes, which can lead to infections through cuts and sores. Applicants for the grants are prioritized if they treat a majority of "underserved communities," including African Americans and "LGBTQ+ persons," as established under President Joe Biden's executive order on "advancing racial equity."
San Francisco and Seattle, both of which are deep blue cities, have already begun distributing smoking kits to addicts, but other local governments in recent years have backed off the program because they suddenly got a vision that perhaps doing so actually enables drug abuse and makes it worse. In Louisville, Ky., for instance, city officials once allowed the kits to be sold in convenience stores but they have since banned them. Also, lawmakers in Maryland got rid of their distribution plan after facing a huge backlash from law enforcement and from black leaders.
Sgt. Clyde Boatwright, president of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police, noted that federal government resources would be better utilized on prevention measures like sealing the border and preventing abuse in the first place rather than making drugs safer to use.
"If we look at more of a preventive campaign as opposed to an enabling campaign, I think it will offer an opportunity to have safer communities with fewer people who are dependable on these substances," Boatwright told the Free Beacon.
In an interview with Fox News on Monday, Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) lambasted the regime for its policy.
"I’ve passed bills dealing with opioid abuse, and we’re all concerned about the addiction problem. But you want to hit the addiction problem in America with a hard lick? Seal the border," he said.
"Right now President Biden’s policy is this: If you are a Nigerian doctor or a German machinist who wants to come to America, you have to be vetted for years. But if you are some gang-banger drug dealer who just hops the fence at the border, you are welcome and we’ll fly you anywhere you want in America. Now that is just bone-deep-down-to-the-marrow stupid. I’m all for helping people with drug addiction, but the way to deal with it, number one, is just to secure the border," Kennedy continued.
"Will it completely solve the problem? No, but it will do a lot more than safe crack pipes," he added.
Marxist Democrats are literally working to destroy our society. That's the only way to describe the lunacy of policies like this one.