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Originally posted by Michelle129th
Just a side note also, the last time I checked doing any kind of drugs was ILLEGAL...rich or poor. If anyone chooses to do drugs then they should have a consequence for breaking the law.
Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by johngtr
Ok.....do you know how silly this idea of sterotyping the welfare by having them all pee in a cup for a bit of pocket change is on this whole thread?
Perhaps people will sit back and read everything they typed and think about the mischief they cause when it's very clear as day who they should really be targeting.....
I never kick a horse when it's already down
Having a reasonable idea of how much it would cost to drug test any large portion of the population would be better spent to try and properly rehabilitate the drug addicts and those in prison on minor offences who deserve a second chance. Those in power scoff at any kind of rehabilitation, why? Because drug addicts and prisons are big business in the USA.
To take a drug addict off his/her fix is not as simple as A B C. They need help.....and they need help long term.
Originally posted by sumthinfishy
I'm all for it.
I went to nursing school with a couple of girls who bragged about their food stamps and not having to pay a dime for the education I paid $30,000 for. I watched these same girls smoke marijuana (one with her 6 year old sitting on her lap) and take any pills they could get their hands on. It made me sick! I still get sick when I think about it. These girls had designer clothes, expensive cell phones, smoked a pack a day, and somehow had plenty of money to go out and "party" EVERY weekend! They didn't work and neither did their boyfriends. They went to the most expensive restaurants in town weekly. They also spent hundreds of dollars on tattoos while in school. They always had cash on them. These girls are now nurses. Granny is being cared for by trashy skanks.
I am not a tight wad but I don't blow money like a rock star either. My husband and I go out and do things. If we couldn't afford groceries, we sure as hell wouldn't be blowing our HARD EARNED money on booze, drugs,cigarettes, or expensive dinners and clothes!
Originally posted by amcdermott20
Originally posted by Kryties
Also, the hypocrisy of those who, in other threads, claim their rights are being taken from them by this or that to then come in here and wish to take away the rights of others is a complete joke.
Originally posted by ripcontrol
Now this is a good way to lower what is spent... half to 30 % will stop applying...
Drug test every recipient, those that fail either get treatment or nothing...
then add in random surprise drug test for all involved...
why it failed four previous time I do not know but...
I think Texas should consider this....
Originally posted by VType
I completely agree with drug testing Welfare recipients.
I think the whole program would work better if Street drug addicts werent posing as hardshipped citizens.
But I want All public funded and paid employees/ elected tested and treated in same manor as well.
Might just cut down on the druggies in the law and govt ladder as well.