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View Poll Results: Should Colorado have a drug test for welfare recipients?
Yes 2 40.00%
No 3 60.00%
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Should Colorado have a drug test for welfare recipients? When could such a measure get passed in Colorado?

 
Old 02-10-2016, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Does weed count? Are we only talking cash aid, or are we also talking SNAP and Medicaid?

Let me know.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Does weed count? Are we only talking cash aid, or are we also talking SNAP and Medicaid?

Let me know.
If private and public employers that don't allow being under the influence, then they shouldn't be getting SNAP, Medicaid or WIC.
 
Old 02-10-2016, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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If private and public employers that don't allow being under the influence, then they shouldn't be getting SNAP, Medicaid or WIC.
Influence of what? Are we talking alcohol, or drugs as soft as or harder than weed?

I see the moral point you're trying to make, but drug use isn't necessarily a symptom or causal factor of poverty.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Hard drugs, anything more than alcohol and weed. That's my compromise.
 
Old 02-10-2016, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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No. It costs taxpayers more than it saves:

Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is a Waste of Taxpayer Money

Just another "feel good" way for Republicans to kick poor people.
 
Old 02-10-2016, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Hard drugs, anything more than alcohol and weed. That's my compromise.
Too authoritarian if you ask me. It's bad enough that people have to go to the government with their hands out, even worse that we also accuse the innocent of being drug users when they're not.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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No. It costs taxpayers more than it saves:

Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is a Waste of Taxpayer Money

Just another "feel good" way for Republicans to kick poor people.
There are other government programs that cost more than drug testing for welfare recipients. You know the Bustang program? Do away with the Bustang program that CDOT is pushing, that costs $3 million a year through subsidizes. $3 million could be used to widen parts of I-25 south of Castle Rock to Monument.
 
Old 02-10-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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Hell no. Why not have a test for alcohol consumption too? Stupid thread. Closed.
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