“Let Them Eat Cake”

Legend has it that when famine struck France in the 1700s and the peasants had no bread to eat, the princess Marie Antoinette famously declared

Let them eat cake

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Something similar happened last week.

Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions traveled to Florida last week to talk about the Trump administration’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

Here’s what he had to say:

I am operating on the assumption that this country prescribes too many opioids. People need to take some aspirin sometimes.

He also said we should do more to “tough it out,” referring to pain.

Aspirin: Sessions thinks taking more aspirin will end the opioid crisis – that and locking up people caught buying drugs.

The degree to which Sessions and the Trump administration don’t understand the opioid problem is absolutely breathtaking.



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