President Bush wants to spend millions on an ad campaign that the government's own research has branded a failure.
The President wants $130 million -- a 31% increase -- for anti-drug commercials.
But a Government Accountability Office report on the ad campaign shows the ads have not reduced drug use -- and may have actually encouraged illegal drug use among teens.
The GAO reviewed and endorsed a private study's findings that exposure to the ads led to higher rates of first-time drug use.
Washington has spent more than $1.4 billion on the campaign since 1998.
This is your government spending. This is your government spending on drugs. (Politico.com)