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Originally posted by groingrinder
Fair enough, but I would also require drug and ALCOHOL tests of Senators and Congressmen. Random and often. Some of their actions indicate they may be impaired.
I also propose forced sterilization for any man who fathers a welfare child.
[edit on 8-20-2008 by groingrinder]
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
If we cut the number of people on welfare by half or 60%, we could give the people who remained on welfare more money - enough to actually get out of the hole, instead of tread water.
Just a thought.
To those saying it's unconstitutional, yes, it is. Still, it can be a very good investment, if you get people off the dole in the end and teach them some self-sufficiency. The best help you can give someone is a job and an affordable home.
Originally posted by roxaz
lol, such a drug testing seems to be illegal. if i am capable to do my job right noone has any right to ban me from using any substances i want. if i smoke weed on saturday night i wont cause any harm to anyone, it wont affect my job so it does not give any right for anyone to take away my freedoms.
Originally posted by prestonberryworth
So should we invade the privacy of these people by inforcing drug tests to apply for welfare? I'm not sure, I'd say no. I think we should get rid of the programs all together.
Originally posted by Obliv_au
you know what would happen though? everyone you just got kicked off welfare will now resort to petty crime like bag snatching and break in/theft style crime to pay for the day to day living expenses.