This is a red herring. Drug abuse is not the reason that poor people are poor. They are poor because the government's tax structure and regulatory loopholes ensure that the largest corporations and richest individuals continue to get richer at the expense of the working poor and the shrinking middle class. Don't let your members of congress and other government officials shift the blame onto some nonexistent problem that provides a convenient, yet totally unfounded explanation for our country's growing inequality. We need to hold our elected officials accountable for their role in enabling and reinforcing systems that place corporate greed (and generous campaign contributions) over the wellbeing of the American working class.