“If they overdose and kill themselves, it just removes them from the gene pool,”
Your Senate on drugs
While the Missouri House has embarrassed the state with a spate of wacky bills, the Senate’s problem is that it can’t pass much of anything.
Take this week’s demise of a bill to set up a government database to track prescription drug purchases. All but two states have done this, to prevent “doctor shopping” to feed addictions or resell pharmaceuticals.
Missouri should pass this bill, lest it become a black market for prescription drugs. But the idea of consenting to a government database was too much for Republican Sen. Rob Schaaf of St. Joseph and some other senators. With Schaaf leading, they embarked on an eight-hour filibuster and eventually killed the bill.
During the debate, Schaaf conceded that he supports stricter seat belt laws because people hurt in wrecks cost the government and infringe on other people’s liberties.
Not so prescription drug users, he said.
“If they overdose and kill themselves, it just removes them from the gene pool,” Schaaf said.
Classy. Schaaf, by the way, is a family physician.
3. He should lose his medical license....and then have his ass kicked by a homeless meth addict
I'm a physician......there's no room in the profession for a nut-job like this. Chemotherapy costs a lot too.....does he deny treatment because the cancer patient's immune system is bad for the gene pool?