In press releases earlier this week Sanchez eagerly explained to his readers why more taxpayer dollars should be thrown at the drug abuse problem. "It's hard to understand the Governor's rationale for not considering this a statewide priority,” he said. “The drug abuse problem will not get better until we get serious about fighting it," Sanchez added. Many think the term “get serious,” used by Sanchez is simply political-speak code for: reaching into the taxpayers pockets, building more government buildings, and hiring more bureaucrats so we can all hope New Mexico’s drug abuse troubles fade away. Sanchez was not all alone. Some others were also urging for additional use of taxpayer dollars to cure some people’s penchant for drug abuse. “Something has to be done now or we’ll lose generations to this killer that has already destroyed many lives, said Stacey Johnston, Vice President of the group Tears of Strength and Support (TOSS).
As we read these latest particularly shrill calls, from perennial new government program advocates, it seemed as if they would have us believe there is an easy solution to the drug problem. If Governor Martinez will simply throw more taxpayer money at drug abuse....it will get better. And since she is hesitant to do so, the drug abuse problem is now the fault of Governor, who was inaugurated less than ten months ago.