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Florida governor signs welfare drug-screen measure

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posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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So, no mind expanding drugs while receiving benefits. But alcohol and Pharma drugs are fine.
And most of you have no clue where your tax money is going, so spare the patriotic speeches.
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posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 10:32 PM
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The very idea that one must give up something as personal and private as ones urine to qualify for work is first of all completely repugnant it is a coercive assault on ones privacy( read how Henry Ford was up his employees butts).That obtaining the bare necessities of life are now predicated that one's chemistry conform to a arbitrary legal standard is Orwellian to say the least. That it has become accepted decries an incredible desire to conform at the expense of one's basic rights.
A comprehensive job interview of qualification is all that should be required of any job and any employee who comes to work unfit in ANY way should be dealt with appropriately. I bet every single airline pilot who has been busted for being intoxicated while flying passed a drug test.All a drug test says is there are no detectable drugs at the time of the test and all it is is a way to segregate people economically.The WOD is lost miserably it is time to determine how to safely integrate this reality into a more functional society.Continued drug testing is just another failed tool that needs to be shelved.And the rabid "If I gotta do it you should too!" is childish as it is only targeted at the poor. Jeebus people! If drug testing worked at all, and it does not, no users would get jobs and we all know that is not the case.
I swear I would love to wave a bright ribbon in front of some of you because you would never see the hand that nabs your wallet. Some of you guys are really like a dumb cop chasing the bum because the well dressed bank robber said the bum took the money.
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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 08:21 PM
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Anyone who receives welfare benefits should have to sign a waiver that gives up their right to vote.



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 09:02 PM
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Originally posted by joyride0187
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Anyone who receives welfare benefits should have to sign a waiver that gives up their right to vote.


That is called disenfranchisement and is not only unconstitutional (Ron Paul dude,eh?) it is wrong. You have Ron Paul in your sig and you espouse giving up one's rights. Not a little mentally disconnected on this one, a lot.
How about you get TARP funds and you can never lobby in Washington again? How about some of you piss down the neck of the poor folks look up hill at who is really bankrupting this country? Miserly and pathetic to pick on the down as the rich laugh at you while taking the real money.
This shames me as an American that some are so fooled as to actually believe the poor are the problem without looking at who is growing poor folks at a record pace. JUST PATHETIC!
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posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by joyride0187
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Anyone who receives welfare benefits should have to sign a waiver that gives up their right to vote.


Why?



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 01:02 AM
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n July 1st, Florida will become the first state to begin mandatory drug-testing of welfare recipients. While at first glance this may seem to be a great idea, really it is an appeal to emotional rhetoric and typical knee-jerk reaction by the public which sells this bill. Under closer scrutiny, the public would see that this is a terrible idea, more bureaucracy, more government control, with no net gain for the public at large or the taxpayer. So let us look at the reasons, point by point, why drug testing of welfare recipients is actually a very bad idea...


Why drug testing on welfare recipients is a bad idea



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