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Should people on welfare be tested for drugs?

posted 3/31/2009 8:09:57 PM |
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I heard something a couple of days ago on Fox News with the debate on welfare and drugs. Should people receiving welfare be required getting tested for drugs in order to collect it? Some think that that would be invasion of privacy and too much government meddling. What do you think?

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girlcountry

Mar 31 @ 8:16PM  
Too many of them use the benefits they get and exchange them in some way, shape or form for money.....so I say yes, if they want money for that shit, go get a job and get off welfare!!
onehornytoad69

Mar 31 @ 8:16PM  
You 1st!!!
StraddleMyNose

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Mar 31 @ 8:25PM  
You 1st!!!
What, too much of a hot potato issue for ya? Okay, I agree with GirlCountry!


Too many of them use the benefits they get and exchange them in some way, shape or form for money.....so I say yes, if they want money for that shit, go get a job and get off welfare!!
Yep, I agree with ya!
PinkToeNails

Mar 31 @ 8:27PM  
Well, 9 times out of 10, we have to be tested to get a job and randomed to keep it....and we are working to pay for those welfare benefits.... so if we have to be tested, I think they should too!
onehornytoad69

Mar 31 @ 8:32PM  
Naaaaw.... I was gonna hit ya pretty hard, If ya Hadda been the other way!!!
Cause around here.... they get dope..have kids.. more money for dope.....and they have more children,So.... that they will get more money for dope... and on and on!!!!!!!!
Yeah I know, they are taking away from "The System"... But the hell of it is... their Children... will carry this over... and over!!!!!
May God Help...all of US!
onehornytoad69

Mar 31 @ 8:34PM  
BTW I left out..... "Test... them and Job Seekers, Both"!
Blueyesprkln

Mar 31 @ 8:38PM  
The state that I live in you get $190 for two kids, thirty four dollars for the next kid you have, $29 for the next kid, so who in their right mind would want to have any kids to get that? You couldn't live on it, couldn't even buy diapers on it, so why would you want to go to all the hassle of putting up with the welfare system to get that piddling amount?
onehornytoad69

Mar 31 @ 8:47PM  
so who in their right mind would want to have any kids to get that? You couldn't live on it, couldn't even buy diapers on it, so why would you want to go to all the hassle of putting up with the welfare system to get that piddling amount
A Dope head!!! Crack.. is something!!! (around here!) Kids Pay the Price!! Its so sad!
Wordsofwit

Mar 31 @ 8:56PM  
Rerun, PTN posted this a couple of months ago and we have seen it several times previously.
Wordsofwit

Mar 31 @ 9:00PM  
Here is the link to her blog. It has good comments and info. on both sides of the issue for anyone interested, and I am not one of them.
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Mar 31 @ 9:07PM  
My apologies then to Donna (PTN).
PinkToeNails

Mar 31 @ 9:11PM  
The state that I live in you get $190 for two kids, thirty four dollars for the next kid you have, $29 for the next kid, so who in their right mind would want to have any kids to get that? You couldn't live on it, couldn't even buy diapers on it, so why would you want to go to all the hassle of putting up with the welfare system to get that piddling amount?

I totally agree with you sparkle but with "that kind of money" in addition to probably 400 bucks or more a month in food stamps, pay virtually nothing for rent, free healthcare..... looks like easy street to some people.... those people don't have much drive and it's a shame they are teaching their children this way of life!

Bruce... you just don't miss a beat do you?!?!?

loveslife158

Mar 31 @ 9:48PM  
We should for sure change the way we have been fighting this so called war on drugs for 30 yrs. or more.
PinkToeNails

Mar 31 @ 10:26PM  
My apologies then to Donna (PTN).

Don't sweat is Shawn..... still a subject worthy of debate....

I'd say if you are going to live off the government, you should abide by the government.......................right??

maggiemae1969

Mar 31 @ 10:27PM  
Omg is all I have to say
featherone

Apr 1 @ 12:25AM  
i think they should! ive seen people be on welfare and sell drugs, and have new car nice furniture and ive seen some that has no food in refrig for the kids cause all the money is going on there drug habits! just my opinion!
selectusername

Apr 1 @ 2:33AM  
Beats me, I'm just some guy who spends his

unemployment check on beer!!
1bunny629

Apr 1 @ 2:35AM  
If they went to get a job they would more than likely be tested. Why use our taxes to support their habits. I think they should be tested.
Cootiesprayer

Apr 1 @ 6:19AM  
I agree with the comments. We have to be tested to work why shouldn't they be tested as well. I suppose i can give you a kudo for this one.
Nightstorm

Apr 1 @ 7:15AM  
It ticks me off to see the people in the projects driving better cars than most of us working stiffs can afford & realy burns my ass seeing those huge flat screen tv's being hauled in.

Test them. Hell we get tested for work and evidently don't get paid nearly as well.
slohand_47

Apr 1 @ 11:03AM  
Yes.

HELL yes.

Definitely.

ABSO-F****N- LUTELY ! ! ! !

Fair for one, fair for all. No other qualification needed.

Hope I'm not to vague on this.
evild614

Apr 1 @ 5:28PM  
Drugs have something to do with it for like 2% of welfare recipients. Not saying only 2% of welfare recipients do drugs, but that's not always why they need welfare. Hell, if you gave me that test I'd probably fail it right now. And I have a job.

I say as long as they're required to undergo occupational therapy, job placement counseling, and submit proof of job applications, whatever they do with their welfare checks is their own damn business.
Wordsofwit

Apr 1 @ 7:44PM  
West Virginia bill would require drug testing for government assistance
Those benefits include welfare, unemployment and food stamps
The plan: If someone fails, they get 60 days -- with benefits -- to clean up
If they fail the next test, they lose benefits for two years

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/31/jobless.benefits/index.html

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Should people on welfare be tested for drugs?