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Originally posted by SteffieJo
reply to post by clayb2004
That is exactly what I said!! I don't care what anybody says, there shouldn't be an argument over that. There should not be a reason why they shouldn't be drug tested. It would be a great way to weed out the people abusing the system. It would be a brilliant idea. You want to know why it won't happen? Because the people that would pass that law would also have to be drug tested, since they are also being payed by the government. It's one of those, "what's good for the pot, should be good for the kettle" situations. The kettle doesn't want to give up their drugs, so that is why it won't happen.
I live in one of those countries, the far right wing of your country call "communist", "death.panel", carebear nations. Apart from the fact that none of the above is true. Norway, Denmark and Sweden in particular, but also The Netherlands for example have EXTENSIVE government programs paid through taxes. These include, but are not limited to, universal free healthcare, free university-got the skills, you get the education, a monthly allowance(welfare) that by law is fixed at a minimum of 9.000 danish kronor which is the equivalent to $ 1611.11 , some get more if they live in a leased house, have children etc.
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Originally posted by SteffieJo
reply to post by DestroyDestroyDestroy
I gave you a star because you are absolutely right. Your point is more important than mine. On another note, some of you keep saying that their privacy should not be violated in terms of a drug test. If you're poor and you need the assistance, I don't think peeing in a cup is a big deal. At least you will know that those people with hungry children won't be able to sell their foodstamps for crack anymore. It happens all of the time. I know someone who does that. It disgusts me. So many people need the help and so many people get the help to feed their addictions. What are you hard working people that actually need the help going to do when it's not there anymore? That is the road we are heading down.
The system is so jacked up and you made an excellent point Destroy.
That sounds great and that may work for a country with a population roughly around 6 million. But now get that to work for a country that has over 310 million people. Now I am not a math wiz by any means. But now lets say that almost half of those 310 million people do not pay any taxes into the system yet they can pull out of it. That leaves the burden on the other 155 million people. I am not sure what percent of the population pays taxes in Denmark or any other country that has universal programs like this. Plus if you take into consideration current unemployment rates latest they had on Denmark was about 8% not sure if that is the real unemployment rate. Just a thought..
Originally posted by ThePublicEnemyNo1
I'm just saying.....
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by ideasarebulletproof
I would never accept assistance. I've been laid off in this recession, and I refused to even accept unemployment benefits.
I will never rely on the State.
I will never accept a hand out.
I will never demand services from my fellow citizens without working for it.
I tightened my household budget, supplemented my food with what I grow myself, and discovered other ways of making money to survive.
I guess that's the difference between people like me, and those who take for free without hesitation.