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    There seems to be no coordinated move around the country to push these bills,
    Good.

    If they aren't working they should be looking and if they're all doped up... they can handle their matters alone; sans tax payer funding.

    Taxpayers should not be subsidizing pot heads or any other druggies.

    They want to do it... get a yob.
    After that they can do whatever they want.

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    Re: States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

    Great something else for the government to pay for

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    Re: States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Good.

    If they aren't working they should be looking and if they're all doped up... they can handle their matters alone; sans tax payer funding.

    Taxpayers should not be subsidizing pot heads or any other druggies.

    They want to do it... get a yob.
    After that they can do whatever they want.

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    We agree.

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    Re: States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

    Bad policy. The costs would be astronomical and there would be almost no benefit whatsoever.

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    Re: States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Bad policy. The costs would be astronomical and there would be almost no benefit whatsoever.
    Would they not lose their welfare if found on drugs? (didn't read the article, just sneaking online for a few minutes).
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    Re: States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Would they not lose their welfare if found on drugs? (didn't read the article, just sneaking online for a few minutes).
    Yes, they would. But how much do think it would cost to run drug tests for everyone? There's no way the testing would catch enough people that the savings would cover it.

    And then there's the matter of having useless, jobless people on the street without their Welfare benefits. They can't just turn around and get a job if they're on drugs, so how do you think they're going to make money?
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    Re: States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Yes, they would. But how much do think it would cost to run drug tests for everyone?

    There's no way the testing would catch enough people that the savings would cover it.
    And then what do we do when they are homeless?

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    Re: States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

    Its about time.

    If the govenrment can put all kinds of strings on the money it gives out, there's no reson that "clean" cannot be among them.

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    Re: States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    And then what do we do when they are homeless?
    Put them in jail. That's about the least useful and most expensive policy I can think up... which means it's practically guaranteed to be what they have in mind.

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    Re: States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Put them in jail. That's about the least useful and most expensive policy I can think up... which means it's practically guaranteed to be what they have in mind.
    That is what I was kinda what I was thinking too.

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