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""Temporarily until I clean up my act"" maybe ?
In a classic show of political hypocrisy, Indiana State Representative Jud McMillin pulled his bill which would have created a pilot program for the drug testing of applicants for welfare after it was successfully amended to require drug testing for lawmakers as well.
“There was an amendment offered today that required drug testing for legislators as well and it passed, which led me to have to then withdraw the bill,” MicMillin, a Republican from Brookville, and sponsor of the original legislation, said.
McMillin seems to be taking the stance that this legislation with the amendment intact would not survive a constitutional challenge. This is based on a ruling handed down by the Supreme Court in 1997 which prevented drug testing political candidates. They ruled in Chandler v. Miller that drug testing for political candidates was unconstitutional and thus struck down a Georgia law.
However, this is hardly applicable given that they would not be requiring political candidates to be tested, instead they would be requiring the individuals who had already been elected and were receiving government funds to be tested.
Speaking to the Huffington Post, McMillin stated, “I’ve only withdrawn it temporarily,” claiming that his original bill was painstakingly crafted to pass challenges on its legality and constitutionality.
Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
In my opinion people on welfare and lawmakers who get caught using drugs should be cut off and have mandatory jail sentences imposed on them
Originally posted by mainidh
Most arrogant and ignorant thing I've ever read.
Kudos for being the first.
Can't talk now, dr phil is on, rolling blunt..
Anyone who says drug using welfare recipients should get mandatory jail sentences, should start writing up a list of Approved activities for these vermin scum... You know "Bed before 9pm, no ice cream. No butter. No fat on your steak, NO STEAK, no bottled water, no biscuits containing peanut, no 2 minute noodles, get up by 5am and do an hour of cardio...."
Because, hey, it's YOUR money they are living on, you have every right to control them to the grave... right?