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I do not see hyprocy in it, to be honest, as the congressman is not on foodstamps himself.
Drug testing costs a lot, especially at US prices.
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No the congressman is not on food stamps. He is however supported by taxpayer dollars. Here's an example that might help you to see the point(if you care to). Let's suppose you own a company(the taxpayers do it's called USA). Would you want your managers making drug induced decisions on your behalf? That is what is happening when our government officials are hyped up on drugs and making decisions about "What's good for the people". As for welfare recipients I would tend to be a little more lenient just because there are those truly in need(maybe I would allow them one and only one chance to test positive. Only if they agreed to extensive drug rehab effective immediately). I would rather pay a little more to give them a chance to get off drugs than support their drug habit!
Food stamps or whatever else social welfare is not a salary, congressman is a job, whether one has respect for the job or not. At the end they are working for their salary on their job. Government employees are not on taxpayers welfare...
If a person can afford drugs, he does not require food aid, as drugs are expensive. Just the same way I do not see alcoholics or heavy smokers poor enough for food aid.
I am heavy smoker, smoking one-two packs a day. One pack costs 3 euros. 1,5 packs a day equals 45 packs a month = 45*3=135 euros a month. When I worked at a factory as engineer, most of the lower level line workers smoked, usually even more than me. And yet they constantly complained about low salaries, not being able to afford even food. The salaries were not behind them not being able to afford food, but their expensive habits. Same goes for drug users, who are simply putting all their money on the wrong things and then complaining they don´t have money for food and asking for help...
I would rather have free rehab clinics opened, which would cure the root of the problem, not the symptoms as drug-testing does and possibly it would simply increase crime rates.
I could care less if somebody not on social security, who earns their money, does drugs every once in a while, as long as they do not harm others because of it.
Do you have on idea how many people got killed transporting that bootlegged whiskey from [insert state]... obviously u dont... Check your facts!!!
A North Dakota legislator from Fargo was arrested Monday night for driving under the influence. Democratic Rep. Scot Kelsh was pulled over on Interstate 29 shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday in Fargo. “Mr. Kelsh was stopped … and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence,” said Sgt. Troy Hischer of the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Hischer said Kelsh was northbound on I-29 heading toward the Main Avenue exit in Fargo at the time of his being stopped.
Kelsh voted for a tougher DUI law earlier this year during the legislative session that increased fines and penalties for each offense.
I love how the lefties dont say anything about the post I made lol