Monday, June 18, 2012

Our tax dollars at work

Good news today for Roger Clemens, found not guilty in his second trial on charges of lying to Congress regarding his personal use of performance-enhancing drugs.  Of course, Clemens has faced  astronomical legal bills to fight the charges. 

But these cases keep continuing; Lance Armstrong now is being hauled up by yet another agency on charges that he doped while competing in the Tour de France and other events.  Did you know we had a federal Anti-Doping Agency, funded partially through a federal grant? 

Don't get me wrong -- I do not condone the use of performance-enhancing drugs.  But both from a fairness perspective (how many times should one be prosecuted for the same offense?) and a scarce resources perspective (can't the feds go after folks who have committed more heinous crimes?), this still puzzles me. 

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