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    Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

    In September, Rep. Trey Radel voted for Republican legislation that would allow states to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs. In October, police busted the Florida Republican on a charge of cocaine possession.

    Its really interesting it came on the heels of Republicans voting on everyone who had access to food stamps get drug tested," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told BuzzFeed Tuesday. "Its like, what?

    The House over the summer approved an amendment by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) that would let states drug test people on food stamps. The amendment passed by voice vote, meaning members' individual yeas and nays were not recorded. Radel later voted in favor of a broader food stamps bill that included Hudson's measure.

    In support of his drug testing legislation, Hudson cited the many state legislatures around the country that had considered similar requirements for other means-tested programs in recent years.

    "This is a clear and obvious problem in our communities as nearly 30 states have introduced legislation to drug test for welfare programs," Hudson said. "We have a moral obligation to equip the states with the tools they need to discourage the use of illegal drugs."

    Most of the state legislation was authored by Republicans. Oftentimes, state Democrats responded by suggesting lawmakers should be subject to tests as well. If the government's going to make sure recipients of taxpayer-funded benefits are clean, the argument went, then why not also make sure the recipients of taxpayer salaries are clean, too?
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipient

    Is he on food stamps?
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipient

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Is he on food stamps?
    hopefully once he gets convicted

    Id love to see drug testing across the board for all these POS snakes. Any guesses on the amount of positive results?
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipient

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Is he on food stamps?
    Does it make a difference when taxpayers like us pay for his salary just like we pay for people to get food stamps?
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipient

    Ummm...this article is nearly a year old. Radel was more or less forced to resign by GOP leadership.

    Trey Radel to resign House seat - POLITICO.com

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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipient

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Is he on food stamps?

    Probably not, but does that mean you want him making laws?


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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipient

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Probably not, but does that mean you want him making laws?
    Not really. I'm fine with drug testing welfare recipients because I don't want to be paying for their dope. I'm also fine with drug testing politicians for the same reason, but I doubt that's a law we'll ever see proposed.
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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipient

    That's ok a CA State Senator who constantly promoted gun control was arrested for gun running including WMDs to street gangs....but I don't think your leftist media covered that one.

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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipient

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Not really. I'm fine with drug testing welfare recipients because I don't want to be paying for their dope. I'm also fine with drug testing politicians for the same reason, but I doubt that's a law we'll ever see proposed.
    The important thing is why such a law will not be proposed. Most likely they would argue about liberty and privacy if it were actually proposed. And its for those same reasons that a law like that will not be proposed. Yet when it comes to testing welfare people things like liberty and privacy are completed ignored.

    But you stated that what you are opposed too is tax dollars going to people who buy drugs. Then by that logic if the person did not buy anything then you shouldnt have a problem. So even if a person tests positive then the State should have to prove that the welfare recipient spent tax payers money on the drugs that made him test positive. A positive test doesnt at all mean that money was spent. Also in each State that has proposed or has had a law requiring drug testing it is always a part of a anti drug abuse program. The stated purpose isnt to save tax payers money (in fact it cost Florida more money) the law instead addresses drug abuse from a medical perspective. ANd in some States drug testing targets parents, citing the safety of the children.

    The entire idea of drug testing welfare recipients is a slippery slope. If you test one group there isnt any legal reason then why other groups should not be assessed in the same manner.
    All grant monies then should require drug testing. Some grants go to improving a entire city or even counties. This means that tax payers monies is going to all of those people. If one then the other. It would be easy to manipulate a legal standing like drug testing requirements.

    It is yet another wedge shoved in between the people and their liberty.

    Seat belts and helmets should be required by law. We should piss test welfare people. Piss test all parents. Lets piss test for tax returns. Drivers license are a privilege. Any license is a privilege. It is for safety. Lets make everyone safe. The government should make everyone safe. Make everyone register their firearms. Lets piss test firearm owners in the registration process. It would be unsafe for anyone on drugs to own a firearm. Ban certain firearms. Lets ban all firearms it is unsafe for the public to own firearms.

    Yep another wedge.

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    Re: Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipient

    Heh. Not to beat a drum, but all the more reason to support GBI instead of welfare programs. Why are we spending so much money on private drug-testing companies?

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