I'm wondering if that value meets or exceeds your 300 million figure.
Last edited by Jerry; 08-01-11 at 12:32 AM.
I also support mandatory drug testing for those seeking welfare,food stamps, section 8 housing and other tax payer funded benefits. Do you know why? Its because these things are supposed to be a helping hand not a hand out. If you got money for recreational drugs then you obviously do not need the assistance of the tax payers. Recreational drug use also interferes with your ability to get a job seeing how many employers drug test.
Last edited by jamesrage; 08-01-11 at 12:47 AM.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
A great idea! Just the other day, I was saying that we don’t have enough people manifestly lacking in moral fortitude, desperate for money and hooked on drugs.
Like many obdurate conservatives, I don’t care about spending more government money or making society as a whole worse off, so long as I can hurt people that do things I find disagreeable. With Sen. Hatch‘s idea, we can forward the conservative goal of making it even harder for people on the margins to become or continue to be productive citizens!
Having another homeless bum committing crimes on the street for their next fix rather than a functional addict/casual user at a working class job is a small price to pay for punishing people for doing things I disagree with. Reducing funding for an obviously beneficial program like unemployment and spending disproportionately great amounts on drug tests, prisons, and police is just fine by me!
I don't agree with drug testing for EI. If you've worked the necessary period of time to qualify, then you are entitled to the money according to the rules. No drug testing is necessary. Your pay deductions went into EI.
Welfare is different. My new position on it is that drug users should be accepted under welfare programs if they agree to effective rehabilitation programs. The system can care for them as long as they show an earnest effort to turn their lives around.
On the whole though... this seems like another unjustified attack on the poor at the behest of the GOP. The poor are not the reason why we are in a recession/depression; it's the rich, corporate welfare in the trillions, and the organized criminals of Wall Street and their congressional cronies that has put us here.