Is 26 billion  dollars  ‘fair, or peanuts’ dollar settlement for Cities to pay for drug addiction costs being incurred to treat hard core drug addicts of opium by “the three drug distributers,” or, “not nearly enough?”

The Chicago Tribune article titled: Cities Near 26 Billon Dollar Settlement, reported the conundrum which leads to the next conundrum of who is really paying and how much yearly to treat drug addicts in the USA which the CDC claims is a “disease.”

Another headline reports the USA titled: US Spent over 4 trillion in 2020 for healthcare.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient wisdom verse, and an idiom, and a word definition, to this conundrum of who in truth are the trillion “front line tellers “of higher ups who made it possible for this “disease to spread” in the USA?

King Solomon

If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still. (Ecclesiastes 5:8)

Idiom – You get what you deserve

Meaning

To be deserving of the bad things that happen to one, usually because of one’s past misdeeds.

 Bank Teller Definition – Wikipedia Excerpts

“Tellers are considered a “front line” in banking because they deal with routine customer business.

Responsibilities – Being front-line staff they are most likely to detect and stop fraudulent transactions in order to prevent losses at a bank….”

What’s My Point?

If King Solomon observation is the truth, he observed 3000 years ago who became a chosen higher up in a Theocracy, instead a “higher up” in our contemporary times Democratic Republic.

My point Is to become a teller of the truth of who allowed the drug addiction disease to spread in our Democrat Republic in both the past and present.

If we read articles about the first drug clue that the cost to treat drug addition, we are informed that the estimates paid by taxpayers yearly for drug addiction are estimated to be 1021 billion dollars compared to 26 billion proposed settlements, only if cities agree not to allow any future law suits against the drug distributers

Logically then the truth is we taxpayers are paying the difference in yearly costs to treat drug addiction portion of the 4 trillion spent by the US government in 2020.

While Covid is the primary factor, we have no way to prove who Is responsible to pay the costs for treatment.

However, as for drug addiction, a simple clue is to figure out how illegal drugs enter the USA

Add how and why is drug addiction expanding in the USA?

In My Opinion

If again we believe the truth of the Ecclesiastes verse, we should not be surprised that higher ups are the main factor by allowing drugs to be distributed in the USA both legally and illegally.

Which leads to the next clues of who in a Democrat Republic voted to allow some of the known reasons why the drug addiction is expanding in the USA.

For example, we know the majority of illegal drugs enter from the Southern Borders, yet we still allow trucks to enter and be driven all over the USA by Mexican drivers’ for Covid we do not allow visitor to enter USA unless they show proof of being vaccinated. Everyone knows or should know that it is impossible to inspect every truck or train cargo without unloading and inspecting for illicit drugs.

In other words, in my opinion, everyone who voted for a legislator who is now in power in the USA should be considered a candidate in truth to be considered the oppressor King Solomon verse.

Add that anyone who voted to approve legalized marijuana in their State when it is known that a certain percentage will progress to become hard core drug addicts who will be oppressed by illegal sellers of readily available hard-core drugs flowing in from our Southern Borders should consider the following King Solomon verse to solve this conundrum.

As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person. (Proverb 27:19)

In other words, according to the idiom, we are, in our Democrat Republic,

“Deserving of the bad things that happen to one, usually because of one’s past misdeeds….pf person. (For our “higher ups” now and the past: who are in truth we allowed to remain in office to allow the spread of the drug addiction disease and the 500,000 who died from drug overdoes.in the USA.

You Decide

Truth of the front-line tellers (voters) who voted for legislators to represent their interests and failed in their responsibility to “they are most likely to detect and stop fraudulent transactions in order to prevent losses (of their taxes)?

Will USA “poor oppressed taxpayers” voters ever wise up to the simple clues how to solve this conundrum in the upcoming  2022 election??

If Interested

Read the Source Links below

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Source Links

Chicago Tribune Articles December 16, 2021

CDC and Various CDC article links

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-are-the-costs-of-drug-abuse-to-society-63037

https://www.addictioncenter.com/news/2021/11/overdose-deaths-100k-fentanyl-blame/

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7015a1.htm

https://www.addictioncenter.com/rehab-questions/cost-of-drug-and-alcohol-treatment/

https://www.cdc.gov/rxawareness/treatment/index.html