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    Re: Drug testing for welfare recipients suffers setback

    Quote Originally Posted by kenvin View Post
    The same as the amount that would if they couldn't hire illegals and had to pay taxes.
    Um.. They are not allowed to hire illegals.....They do have to pay taxes.

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    Re: Drug testing for welfare recipients suffers setback

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Remove the laws that criminalize the consumption of various substances. Problem solved.
    Not necessarily. In this scenario...

    If the problem is keeping people from using illegal substances with tax money, ok, the problem is "solved"... though nothing really changes.

    If the problem is people not having the encouragement or wherewithal to work, due to drugs and the such, then the legal status is irrelevant and nothing has been solved.

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    Re: Drug testing for welfare recipients suffers setback

    Thought some would enjoy this:

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    Re: Drug testing for welfare recipients suffers setback

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Remove the laws that criminalize the consumption of various substances. Problem solved.
    Sounds like a good idea to me, but it doesn't sound like it would solve the problem that some people have in finding a way to cut funding for the those in need.
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    Re: Drug testing for welfare recipients suffers setback

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Sounds like a good idea to me, but it doesn't sound like it would solve the problem that some people have in finding a way to cut funding for the those in need.
    Seems to me it would. I mean, they are not proposing we drug test for nicotine of booze.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Drug testing for welfare recipients suffers setback

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Seems to me it would. I mean, they are not proposing we drug test for nicotine of booze.
    And what do the pro-drug testing folks say about your suggestion?
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    Re: Drug testing for welfare recipients suffers setback

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    And what do the pro-drug testing folks say about your suggestion?
    They are also likely the pro keep drugs illegal crowd.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Drug testing for welfare recipients suffers setback

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    They are also likely the pro keep drugs illegal crowd.
    Most of the pro-test people on this thread just want to test poor people, they have no interest in testing the greater population at large.
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    Re: Drug testing for welfare recipients suffers setback

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Most of the pro-test people on this thread just want to test poor people, they have no interest in testing the greater population at large.
    I would disagree...most of them are all for testing senators, and any other government position. And if rich people want government aid, test them too. That seems to be the stance. You want government money, pee in a cup.

    Hogwash, if you ask me. Booze costs just as much as meth, and is ALMOST as destructive to one's ability to procure and hold a job. We ain't testing for that, though, are we? Seems fishy. I think most people won't be happy until they control, literally, every aspect of any welfare recipient's life, right down to when they piss in the morning.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Drug testing for welfare recipients suffers setback

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Now, that would be a great idea for people who have jobs.
    Too late, according to people like Cat, those who don't have jobs, too damned bad for them. To put it in terms he can understand, in the words of a congressional hero of his, Alan Grayson of Florida...."The plan under Democrat/Progressives is simple...To the poor, DIE, and DIE QUICKLY"


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