View Poll Results: Should drug tests be required to get welfare benefits?

Voters
63. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    42 66.67%
  • No

    21 33.33%
Page 10 of 24 FirstFirst ... 8910111220 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 100 of 240

Thread: Should Drug Tests Be Required to Get Welfare Benefits?

  1. #91
    ˇSelah!
    Alyssa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    southern and midwestern United States where Protestant fundamentalism is dominant
    Last Seen
    05-07-14 @ 09:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    8,648
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Should Drug Tests Be Required to Get Welfare Benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    So wait, if I buy 15$ of weed and a little less than a month later apply for welfare I can get booted? I haven't followed the thread too closely but if invasion of privacy and intrusion into life of the common man means anything this is it. Something tells me principles are being tossed to the wind to punish the percieved 'leeches' of society. Or as fox news calls it, the 'takers' not the 'makers'.
    Dude, where can I buy weed for $15? Just kidding, of course.
    “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon

  2. #92
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    In your dreams...
    Last Seen
    05-29-12 @ 02:53 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    10,621

    Re: Should Drug Tests Be Required to Get Welfare Benefits?

    It'd better be some danged good stuff for more than 15 a gram lol. not that I have ever done that tho.

  3. #93
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: Should Drug Tests Be Required to Get Welfare Benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The fact it would be chump change means that cost is non-issue when it comes to piss testing welfare recipients.
    It's chump change when compared to a billion. If you spend millions to save thousands, then it is no longer "chump change".
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  4. #94
    Stigmatized! End R Word! Kali's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Last Seen
    08-19-12 @ 12:29 AM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    13,334
    Blog Entries
    7

    Re: Should Drug Tests Be Required to Get Welfare Benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    And how is that dependence problem going to be solved by yanking their benefits out from them? Do you think that drug addicts are rational actors who are governed by the invisible hand of the market? No! They are looking for their next fix, and if you take away their money without also taking away their addiction, the ones who are truly addicted will turn to crime to finance their habit. If you're really concerned about drug addicts on welfare, then it would make more sense to get them treatment than to cut them off. They aren't going to be able to keep a job as long as they're addicted anyway.
    Who cares about welfare scum drugs addicts as they should all die don't ya know? (sarcasm)
    ~Following My Own Flow~

  5. #95
    Stigmatized! End R Word! Kali's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Last Seen
    08-19-12 @ 12:29 AM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    13,334
    Blog Entries
    7

    Re: Should Drug Tests Be Required to Get Welfare Benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Prove this statement. Prove that the majority of welfare recipients are selling drugs, driving two cars, working under the table, etc. That or don't make stupid comments that cannot be supported by reality.
    Don't forget they all dine on steak and lobster

    Honestly some folks seem to think folks living in the ghetto and on welfare are living high off the hog.. Far from it. Very far.
    ~Following My Own Flow~

  6. #96
    ˇSelah!
    Alyssa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    southern and midwestern United States where Protestant fundamentalism is dominant
    Last Seen
    05-07-14 @ 09:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    8,648
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Should Drug Tests Be Required to Get Welfare Benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    It'd better be some danged good stuff for more than 15 a gram lol. not that I have ever done that tho.

    Yes. A gram. Hydroponics, maybe?
    “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon

  7. #97
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    In your dreams...
    Last Seen
    05-29-12 @ 02:53 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    10,621

    Re: Should Drug Tests Be Required to Get Welfare Benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Yes. A gram. Hydroponics, maybe?
    If it's 20 itd better be goopy and red haired or purple or white or something...

    maybe Im spoiled on my completely awesome connections

  8. #98
    Student TheGreatSandeno's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Seen
    10-16-11 @ 01:15 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    192

    Re: Should Drug Tests Be Required to Get Welfare Benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    The 20% admits to using illicit drugs during the year.

    The very next sentence states that only a small minority satisfy the criteria for dependency.

  9. #99
    Sage
    Caine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Last Seen
    10-05-17 @ 01:21 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    23,336

    Re: Should Drug Tests Be Required to Get Welfare Benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatSandeno View Post
    The 20% admits to using illicit drugs during the year.

    The very next sentence states that only a small minority satisfy the criteria for dependency.
    Who admits to dependency...
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

  10. #100
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Last Seen
    01-18-13 @ 07:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    1,631

    Re: Should Drug Tests Be Required to Get Welfare Benefits?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    A rather stupid comment.
    But this "idea" should be given consideration..
    Drug use must NOT be a crime, however foolish it may be.
    This Florida governor should discuss this with an addict or two, that is, if his mind is open...this I do not know....
    Even if drug use was legal, it's perfectly valid to require that people claiming poverty and begging at the public's door demonsrate that they are not being foolish with money. If they can't afford food, they shouldn't be spendin money on drugs. If they're spending their money on drugs, they don't need the taxpayer's money to buy food.

Page 10 of 24 FirstFirst ... 8910111220 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •