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Old 03-26-2009, 12:15 PM   #21
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Default Re: Drug Tests for Welfare Checks

There is exactly zero chance this ever gets passed. ZERO.

I like the idea behind it though. Personal accountability is always a good thing. But this would also reverse the horrible direction Obama is heading in concerning welfare, so it's just not gonna happen.

Welfare will continue to be an entrenched program of generational entitlement for the worst and the dullest.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:59 PM   #22
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Does anyone see the ACLU jumping on this should it start gaining momentum?
They already have in WV...ACLU chapter president basically said these types of rules only "hurt people who already can't help themselves"

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Old 03-26-2009, 01:37 PM   #23
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If those serving in active duty military have to do it, then so should those sucking on the teet (not to be confused with those who temporarily use it as it's intended during hard times)!!!!

Anyone see that new commercial? The one that shows a woman on a back road with her car broken down looking scared and worried with her voice sounded over saying, "My car broke down one day on my way to pick up my children from daycare. I was stranded with no way to call for help."

It was for cell phones for those on Welfare! They call it "safelink".
https://www.safelinkwireless.com/Enr...blic/home.aspx

You and I will now start paying for the luxury of cell phones for those using the system erroneously! I have a MASSIVE problem with that!

A drug test is the least they should do to prove their not just junkies out living off of yours and my hard earned money we have to pay into taxes to support them!
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god forbid people live without cell phones
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:16 PM   #25
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They already have in WV...ACLU chapter president basically said these types of rules only "hurt people who already can't help themselves"


You have got to be flipping kidding me. The people that pay the taxes (or the majority of people that pay the taxes) have to take drug tests, work in drug free work places where if you get busted you are done, etc. etc. and the people collecting from the hardworking taxpayers are going to have themselves disadvantaged in some way. How about this, what if you, the welfare recipient who loves the bowl, finally finds a job and they drug test you. Guess what, no job, back to welfare. How is drug testing them "hurting" them, if anything keeping them (some of them) clean will actually help them IMO!

Gotta love the ACLU (American Communist Left Union), they are worthless headline grabbers, that is all!
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AMEN! When I lived in WV, I was asking for this for a long time from the few people I knew connected to politics. You should absolutely be clean to receive your check. The only people discouraged by asking for financial aid are those who are breaking the law in the first place.
Now I know what the freak is wrong with you!!!

I also think this should have been in place a long time ago. It's about time people put some good policies in place that protect the American people being taxed to death.
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Pretty sure some of us here have been fans of this idea....well here it comes, at least, its being looked at as an option.

States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Want government assistance? Just say no to drugs.

Lawmakers in at least eight states want recipients of food stamps, unemployment benefits or welfare to submit to random drug testing.

The effort comes as more Americans turn to these safety nets to ride out the recession. Poverty and civil liberties advocates fear the strategy could backfire, discouraging some people from seeking financial aid and making already desperate situations worse.

Those in favor of the drug tests say they are motivated out of a concern for their constituents' health and ability to put themselves on more solid financial footing once the economy rebounds. But proponents concede they also want to send a message: you don't get something for nothing.


http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090326/D975MFE80.html
I have no problem with this. If they want our money they should be clean and spend it on stuff they need(food,clothes gas) not drugs. Really suprises me that West Virginia is the leader on this. My home state actually doing something right. When I was taking my mining test the instructor was telling us that down in the Southern part of the state where it is real bad that coal cmpanys have began looking over pot as a drug offense cause 7 out of 10 people that apply are addicted to meth or pills.
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I don't know...if anything theres probably a democrat somewhere licking his chops at the thought of how much $ he can skim off the top of a new govt program to test welfare recipients.
Actually drug tests don't cost that much, and who says the government has to do it? It can be done just like any private business does at a clinic

Love the idea...
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Now I know what the freak is wrong with you!!!

I also think this should have been in place a long time ago. It's about time people put some good policies in place that protect the American people being taxed to death.
Should I have put, When I was Stationed in WV? I was there working for Uncle Sam...and moved on to Columbus shortly after.
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i can understand the welfare recipients getting tested but people collecting unemployment? give me a freakin break..... first off unemployment isn't a gift from the state....employers PAY unemployment insurance, and its not like the person collecting never pays taxes....they even TAX your unemployment check. being a union construction worker, i usually open, and reopen a claim 3,4,5 times a year !!! hell i've worked for as many as 6 different companies a year...and usually get piss tested everytime i go to a different job. i myself AS A TAXPAYER, would be quite aggravated with this.
i personally think making the welfare collectors WORK for the check would be an even bigger detourent than a piss test. there's plenty of garbage on the highways and state parks that could be picked up. and plenty of unkept state property and programs that could use some attention...put these bastards to work, and there would be no need for volunteers. they make people collecting unemployment prove that they've been actively seeking jobs...why are welfare recipients immune to this?
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