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Originally posted by here4awhile
reply to post by Makeshift
sorry I'm tired and I can't seem to make myself make sense so I'm just gunna ask that you ignore that...
I don't know what part about ponzy scheme...or paying more to implement it than "saving" in the process you don't get...but I'm just gonna do one final facepalm for the night and head to bed...and it's pretty much recognized that most of these people who are supposedly not getting paid...are still going to be paid one way or another...whether it be they have kids or go to rehab or however else they'd be able to get it...only a small percent of them will be cut off until they can reapply...
/facepalmedit on 28-8-2011 by here4awhile because: (no reason given)edit on 28-8-2011 by here4awhile because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by starchild10
I can't believe this is happening or that people on this sort of forum would support it. I thought we were against Big Brother?
What business is it of others whether people are on drugs or not?
Apart from which being hooked on drugs is a an addiction, a medical/psychological condition. So you would make the whole family suffer for this?
This is all so Orwellian. How long before you are refused welfare because you simply don't 'fit'?
It's a slippery slope.edit on 28-8-2011 by starchild10 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by hopenotfeariswhatweneed
reply to post by Quadrivium
quad...u make me sick...thats about all i have to say...
Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical
reply to post by Makeshift
What taxpayer has payed any money toward welfare? We borrow money instead. Not one red cent of anyone's tax dollars goes to pay for welfare.
But now the ones on Drugs will now be looking to rob you for that few hundred a week.
Originally posted by links234
A full 2% of Floridian welfare recipients, or about 2000 people won't be getting state benefits.
With roughly 100,000 recipients forced to pay for their screening costing $30 the companies in charge of the screening (particularly Mr. Governor's business) will rake in $3 million. He did however, manage to save the state $98,000 of the $138 million the program costs.
Welfare drug-testing yields 2% positive results
ETA: I feel the need to add that I don't support this policy in the slightest, it's absurd and the results fly in the face of those who wholeheartedly believe that those on welfare are the 'scum' of the earth just taking tax payer money and using it to buy drugs instead of food or pay their bills. Good job Rick Scott, you saved your state $100,000 a year and increased your bank account by $3 million.edit on 28-8-2011 by links234 because: More thoughts.
Originally posted by Nutter
Why don't we just test everyone and put that info in a big database somewhere to be used against a person?
Oh wait...that crap is already happening.