You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I don't work for companies that drug test until one comes along that's willing to pay me for 24 hours a day.
Not saying it wouldn't be okay for them to test to see if I'm high AT WORK, but the tests don't work that way. And random testing for welfare etc is acceptable.
It is kind of funny that marijuana, arguably the least harmful of all the recreational drugs, stays in ones system FAR longer than the actually more dangerous ones.
Its even funnier that we went along with the whole "pay you for eight hours, dictate your behavior for 24" crap in the first place.
Random testing, as Tessa said is the only effective form.
But it doesn't LOOK as good to those who don't know the realities of the situation.
Which is why he did it in the first place. (If you ignore his interest in the company DOING the testing)
What gets me, and is often overlooked by pundants is this. If the point of testing is to punish users by removing their benefits, how is that any different than simply taking benefits away from capable people? If the goal is to remove those that are unworthy, then do so, and we don't need drug testing to do this. Just manpower. That said, and here's the rub.. What about the children? What aboutt he kiddies of all these abusers, and fraudulent recipients of welfare dough? Regardless of why thy are removed, don't the children still suffer? This is the argument from progressives, and even some moderate republicans for decades, and to some extent the argument has merit. Whehn we remove benefits of welfare recipients, what we're really doing is taking away (in some quantifiable measure) from the children of these people.
My question is. If we all agree that we as tax payers shouldn't be paying benefits to capable, and able-bodied people, and only to those that are deserving, how do we resolve the moral obligation to protect the children?
By the way.. I'm a conservative, but I've never really heard a good argument for how we stop the waste, abuse and fraud, and yet still find a way to protect those that are simply victims of this circumstance? The same can be said about the illegal immigration issue, and that MOST illegal immigrants in this country are actually hard working, and notwithstanding the illegal act of coming to America, are themselves honest people willing to do what it takes for their families.. How do we fix this conundrum?
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