NOTE: This article was published before the government announced that it has changed its plan on “health equity” to no longer include handing out free crack pipes. Now, according to Snopes, that’ll no longer happen.
What’s the best way to fight crime and handle the “pandemic” of inner-city crime sweeping the nation and turning our once-great cities into hellholes? What can be done to stop it?
Normal people might say that locking up criminals and throwing away the key is a solution, or that perhaps we need to make it easier for police and private citizens to deal with criminals that are causing problems…
But not Brandon! That veritable genius and his approximately two brain cells have decided that the best way to deal with the crime problem he recently started talking about isn’t any normal tough-on-crime policy, but rather to hand out crack pipes. Or, at the very least, he’s determined that the cost in a crime uptick caused by handing druggies free crack pipes is worth it when balanced against the “equity” goals of the program.
Whatever his reasoning and justification, which, other than the references to “equity” in the program document, are still unclear, what is true is that the program is certainly happening. As Townhall reports:
President Biden, through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), rolled out a new “Harm Reduction Grant” program for Fiscal Year 2022, supposedly designed to “support community-based overdose prevention programs, syringe services programs, and other harm reduction services.” But if you thought “Obamaphones” were a poor use of taxpayer funds, Joe Biden is one-upping his predecessor with “Bidenpipes,” perhaps inspired by his son Hunter.
With an emphasis on “health equity” — defined by the Biden administration as “ensuring that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible” and “the right to access quality health care for all populations regardless of the individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or geographical location — the grant program outlines what allocated taxpayer funds may be used for in the name of “harm reduction.”
And what does all that bureaucratic Newspeak mean? It means that Team Brandon plans to hand out crack pipes to addicts out of some weird sense of “health equity,” whatever that means. BizPacReview noted as much, reporting that:
A spokesman told the media outlet that the grant money will supply addicts with safer crack pipes for smoking crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, or “any illicit substance.” The spokesperson also justified the move by claiming the pipes will reduce users’ chances of becoming infected which is common among crack addicts.
An HHS spokesman refused to say what is included in the smoking kits. Similar distribution efforts have reportedly provided mouthpieces to prevent glass cuts, rubber bands to prevent burns, and filters to minimize the risk of disease.
That must be where Hunter is now that he and his pretty paintings aren’t in the news anymore: advancing health equity by handing out crack pipes and “parmesan” to smoke in them.
If you needed further evidence that Brandon is delusional, this should be it. Now his administration is literally handing out crack pipes to addicts in the name of equity.