drug tests
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(08-30-2011, 12:10 PM)billy Wrote:  Several states (i.e. Maine, Ohio and Massachusetts and Florida) are proposing to give drug test for to welfare clients in order to solve budget problems.
... that in itself is an issue. To solve budget problems? So basically they want to justify cutting down the welfare budget.

I wouldn't want the state to subsidize people's drug addictions, that shouldn't happen in an ideal world. But on the other side of the scale, will disenfranchising people who are already disenfranchised really solve the problem? Probably not, but as this piece of legislation says the real point of this is to save the state money, to the point where they are gonna ask poor people on welfare to pay for their own drug test (WTF?)

I'm just concerned that a mindset like this might lead to other legislation cutting off aid to "undesirables", as you pointed out... will they cut aid to people with criminal records, for instance? That's a way to save money Sad
PS. If you can, try your hand at giving some of the others a bit of feedback. If you already have, thanks, can you do some more?
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Messages In This Thread
drug tests - by billy - 08-30-2011, 12:10 PM
RE: drug tests - by addy - 09-01-2011, 12:20 PM
RE: drug tests - by Leanne - 09-01-2011, 12:29 PM
RE: drug tests - by abu nuwas - 09-04-2011, 08:52 AM
RE: drug tests - by addy - 09-08-2011, 06:50 PM
RE: drug tests - by Wildcard - 09-08-2011, 07:27 PM
RE: drug tests - by addy - 09-08-2011, 08:14 PM
RE: drug tests - by Wildcard - 09-08-2011, 10:10 PM
RE: drug tests - by billy - 09-09-2011, 03:39 PM



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