Robin Shellow Attorney | Treatment Works: Part 2
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Treatment Works: Part 2

Top 1% Accountability Act of 2016 will generate enough money for real treatment for all citizens.

For those unfortunate citizens who find themselves trapped at the intersection of the criminal justice system and addiction, Drug Courts offer scant protection against the forces arrayed against them. Whether insured or uninsured, your average citizen cannot afford the high cost of individualized drug treatment. In fact, large counties like Marathon County are too financially strapped to have a drug court—despite 8 near fatal heroin overdoses in the past week.

Never fear! Congresswoman Gwen Moore is here! The estimable Congresswoman from Milwaukee has introduced a bill which she calls the “Top 1% Accountability Act of 2016.” It would require households whose itemized deductions top $150,000 to submit a clean drug test to the IRS, or take a dramatically lower standard deduction. Write your congressional representative and let them know that you support Congresswoman Moore’s plan. Help end the stigmatization and continued criminalization of drug addiction.

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