Unfair and Demeaning to Those in Need

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Require Random Drug Tests for Welfare

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Kentucky and Florida have passed laws requiring random drug testing for recipients of public welfare. (AKA, Food Stamps, EBT, etc.) Do you think this should be a requirement for those who are receiving financial assistance from tax payers?


Posted by in Politics / News on 6/01/11
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Side B Comment

Vulcan - 6/27/11 @ 8:07 PM:
We absolutely need to U.A. anyone on or applying for welfare. If it is legal for us to be drug tested at our jobs and to have our employment terminated for failing, there is no possible justification for claiming it is unfair to apply the same standard to professional couch riders.

Side B Comment

cutie122403 - 6/10/11 @ 11:18 PM:
Of course they should have to be drug screened! I am 150% for this! I bet that if Tennessee started doing it there would be a whole lot of people kicked off of it. I am sick and tired of paying their way.

Side B Comment

mama kaz - 6/2/11 @ 1:34 PM:
It's about time drug tests were required for welfare. Why should our tax dollars be given to those who abuse drugs? Maybe if so many of them weren't on drugs they could get up and go to work and support themselves. I'm writing my representatives right now to make Tennessee the next state.

Side B Comment

The Boss - 6/1/11 @ 6:13 PM:
The bottom line is that there is a ridiculous amount of abuse in the welfare system some of which I have witnessed in my line of work repeatedly. People selling food stamps for half the value in cash. People purchasing 30 plus pounds of hamburger meat to feed their dogs because they can't buy dog food with their food stamps. I could go on and on.

I say bring this type of legislation to Tennessee please. Let's start weeding the leaches off of assistance and only help those who truly need it and temporarily at that. Welfare should not be a permanent way of living.

If you use drugs while collecting tax dollars from hard working Americans then you lose the assistance; end of story.
LIBERAL - 8/23/12 @ 3:48 PM: Rival | Neutral
I am only replying to your comment Ryan because I chose to remain neutral on the matter. While it may be demeaning to some, and I can understand why it would be for those who don't use drugs, that is not my main issue with this discussion. My issue is specifically the burden of cost to taxpayers on this matter. It has already proven to be a colossal failure in the state of Florida before it was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge and looks as if the same is soon to happen in Kentucky and several other states that have since implemented it as well. Although I have no problem with the concept itself, it is the implementation that bothers me. It has thus far been proven highly ineffective and quite costly to those it was supposed to protect... ...the taxpayer.
The Boss - 8/23/12 @ 4:44 PM: Ally | Side B
Was it not letting you leave a neutral comment? Let me know so I can address it. Thanks.
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