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Drug Testing For Welfare and/or food stamps
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Posted 9/4/13
It is my opinion that the testing itself would just take away money from it's primary purpose. plus the children would suffer. If the mom tests positive, does that mean the kids can't eat? Alcoholism/addiction is a disease and until people get the help they need, they need all the help they can get.
Posted 9/4/13
I've always been against helping people who have no intention of helping themselves.
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Posted 12/13/13 , edited 12/13/13
They should drug test the readers of the Huffington post.
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Posted 12/13/13
I guess the question is will it really solve anything or will it just add more complications on an already complicated problem? Any new laws added onto welfare/food stamps will throw plenty of people into a tizzy simply because you could be taking away their ability to pay bills and feed kids. The best possible solution is to impose a limit on how long you can receive these benefits from the state. But the odds of that happening are zero to none. And as for this drug testing stuff while it's a good idea the odds of it actually helping after money dumped into it probably won't be all that good. If it's enough of a drain on resources will it continue to be enforced or will it just be a nice grouping of words on paper that do nothing but sit there making people feel like shit is being done.
Posted 12/13/13
hmmm.
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Posted 12/13/13
It sounds good but only if it would actually do the job better than the system is doing now, if it was able to make the system cheaper to manage by getting rid of the lowlifes that would be good, but on the otherhand what happens when those lowlifes can't get food? will they steal more often? What will they do that might mess this up?

Might be better to not do drug testing.
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Year-end cleaning. Removing threads that have been inactive since 2013.
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