My view is that they have already written off a great many people as economically useless, not trainable and unwilling to adapt.
This is why Obamacare is being scaled back and with automation, robotics and AI, many if not all the jobs that these people could have done in the past are now dealt with without people.
Since many of them have run out of unemployment benefit and are no longer counted in the jobless figures, they lack money to buy anything and are useless as consumers, which means they contribute nothing to the American Exchequer.
Common humanity and Judeo Christian ethics says that these people should be helped but with the life expectancy of some of the poorest of these people at 5 years worse than that of the average Greek, one can see the direction of travel which is straight out of Brave New World and the Malthusian Doctrine.
Politicians are nothing if not cunning so whilst pretending that they are against drugs and for lifting these people out of poverty, they shed crocodile tears and let these people poison themselves by letting them get depressed and take drugs.
Drugs pour into America, as they do in the UK, and if the authorities wanted to stop it they could do so, as Singapore does with rigourous enforcement and zero tolerance to Triads, Mafiosi and the gangs that distribute the drugs, whether from Mexico or Columbia.
The logistics of moving such quantities of drugs over vast distances implies ownership of large ships and cargo planes which are owned by people other than the criminal gangs who engage in distribution. It also suggests brown paper bags stuffed with used notes and people looking the other way.