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Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
reply to post by intothelight
This is way off the mark. Most benefits such as food stamps and public assistance are intended for children for the most part.
So this is to say, if you are a child, and your parent is a drug user, you are prohibited from eating, and having the simple mainstays for living, such as: a roof over your head, and a faucet with running water.
Surely they will rethink this. The kids in this scenario are the ones who will pay for their parent's faults.
Originally posted by links234
What bill are you talking about?
There are so many people against the abuse of the welfare system that they elect officials to restrict it as much as possible.
I was on unemployment for two months, a meager check and requirement of 10 confirmed job interviews per week with different companies. It's a job just to retain unemployment in Nebraska for what amounts to almost nothing if you're the sole provider of a family of four.
Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
Granted , alcohol is a drug , but it's still legal. Marijuana on the other hand is not. At least not yet. Yours is a fair enough argument , but you're giving hypothetical examples of yourself and I don't know if that's helping your argument.
Besides which, I don't think your argument and the proposed law are on the same level. The proposed law is aimed at the type of people you are not.
I'm not trying to bust your balls or anything, I'm just trying to keep it all relevant.
Originally posted by intothelight
...I'm more worried that this could lead to more rights being taken away from people who don't deserve it.
But the only state that has adopted such a measure, Michigan, had the law thrown out by a federal judge because it allowed for random testing without justification. The judge ruled that Michigan's law violated constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure.