It’s tough these days to be a drug addict. Even in the Biggest Little City in the World. The price of gas keeps going up. But not as much as the price of meth!

Today’s Reno Gazette- Journal has the story about the town’s meth supply drying up. The result?  The cost of methamphetamines has gone from $50 a gram to $100 for a tenth of a gram. That’s a 2,000 % increase. What’s a poor meth addict to do?

The result is meth use is down 31 percent between June of 2007 and June of 2008.


Unfortunately heroin use is up 1,375 %.


Loser meth addicts have simply shifted to being loser heroin addicts. A tenth of a gram of heroin sells on the street for $10. By comparison, a tablet of OxyContin sells for $50 to $80.

After all, it’s not like drug addicts are going to quit using drugs. They just steal more stuff from me and you.

That explains the latest bill going through congress. Last year drug addicts stole between $750,000 and $1 million worth of copper wiring in the city of Las Vegas. Drug addicts steal the copper and sell it at recycling centers. Nevada Senator Harry Reid, a Democrat, introduced a bill that would give the city of Las Vegas $1 million to pay for the thefts.

Republicans seized on the opportunity and yelled, “Earmark!” (Also “pork barrel”and “He’s a witch!”) The result is the bill was knocked down to $400,000. Unfortunately, Reid is so ineffectual and useless that even though he’s the senate majority “leader” he can’t even get a lousy 400 grand in times of a 9 trillion dollar deficit.



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