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VirtualCongress November 15th, 2017 5:59pm

Justice PeaceKeepaGirl (NPP-ME) proposes Make America Sane Again

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Wonderess Louisiana
11/15/17 10:07 pm

This seems like a long term form of earmark which I believe should be avoided.

LibertyLover Pokemon 201461036800
11/15/17 7:43 pm

Nay, throwing money at a problem doesn’t fix anything.

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Jkllink VC President
11/15/17 5:56 pm

Nay, this shouldn’t be the federal governments concern and we shouldn’t be raising the deficit and debt for this.

johonmilla Monroe, nc
11/15/17 5:22 pm

I’m going to vote yea, though I think doubling its budget is a tad excessive

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arttie123 Progressive Independent
11/15/17 6:02 pm

It’s not a big increase but we’re going to have to reduce spending at some point.

iceberg124
11/15/17 4:09 pm

Nay. There's fundamental problems with the mental health and recovery system which needs to be addressed before throwing more $ at the problem.

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ranger13 Texas
11/15/17 1:59 pm

Yea. Even though this will increase the deficit by $3.6 billion in the short term, you have to think about the long term. Many of the people suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues can’t keep a job and many rely on safety net programs to get by. By expanding funding for the SAMHSA, we can help the millions of Americans who need substance abuse treatment and mental health care get the treatment they need. They can then get jobs and contribute to the economy, and in turn generate tax revenue to pay for the increase in funding for the program.

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chance Sirnotappearinginthisfilm
11/15/17 1:32 pm

And where is this extra money coming from?

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Senate101 San Diego
11/15/17 1:23 pm

I'd need this to be deficit-neutral in order to vote yea.

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CollinN
11/15/17 2:16 pm

Are you a democrat still?

CollinN
11/15/17 2:17 pm

Even some conservatives are voting yes.

bower8899 ...
11/15/17 11:51 am

Yeah, this seems reasonable

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Liberty 4,032,064
11/15/17 11:21 am

Well that’s misleading, haha.

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osouless Whats Next
11/15/17 11:05 am

No reason not to do this.

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VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
11/15/17 11:00 am

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shall henceforth receive a budget of at least $7.2 billion annually, through at least 2030.

VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
11/15/17 11:00 am

Summary: Mandates a significant increase in funding from the current $3.6 billion budget (see the 2017 VC Budget page).