There is I think a big difference between the person who can and the person who can't.
If someone can easily and safely come off drugs on their own, then obviously that is exactly what they will do. For those that can't it will just be an increase in crime, and people leading a more furtive lifestyle.
If the interest is to punish people and save money on welfare, I think it may work.
If the interest is to get people off drugs and reintegrated into society I have strong doubts.
I suspect from the way you speak your interest is to punish and save money so I imagine for you it will work - unless one day you suffer a theft from one of these people needing to feed their habit and put food in their bellies.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
George Monboit "Neoliberalism is inherently incompatible with democracy, as people will always rebel against the austerity and fiscal tyranny it prescribes. Something has to give, and it must be the people. This is the true road to serfdom: disinventing democracy on behalf of the elite."
All the regular working citizens, or students, or CEO's, contribute or will contribute to society in some way in the present or future.
Most able-bodied welfare recipients collect welfare and supplement the welfare with money they receive from working a job under the table.
Using drugs is like saying, na-na-na-na-na, ha, ha I'm taking you stupid workers money, and having a gay old time doing absolutely nothing, while you dummies have to get up, and go to work all day. It is annoying to those of us that work hard to keep ourselves alive.
I do see why many have lost interest in helping welfare recipients. It's a losing battle. Many of them do seem to just get lazy from their situation. It becomes a lifestyle.
"It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens." Woody Allen.
i would absolutely agree with this as long as members of congress are tested as well. after all, they suck the gov't teat too.
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.