Friday, April 10, 2009

Jobless should have random drug tests

U.S. lawmakers are pushing through plans to force Americans claiming welfare benefits to submit to random drug testing.

Supporters claim the tests will ensure that taxpayer’s money will not be wasted paying for people’s illegal drug habits. Those on drugs will be denied payments.

Lawmakers in eight states are considering bills that require jobless residents receiving food stamps, unemployment payments or other welfare benefits to be drug free.

‘Nobody’s being forced into these assistance programs,’ said West Virginia Republican Craig Blair. ‘If so many jobs require random drug tests these days, why not these benefits?’

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Great idea numb nuts. Starve the users so they become dealers or commit other crimes to survive. Where will taxpayer dollars be then?

Oh and Craig, you may not be "forcing anybody to take assistance", they have the choice to stop eating, and breathing at any time, but if wasting taxpayer money was a crime, you would be hung.

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