U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-27-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
28,003 posts, read 46,441,551 times
Reputation: 19419

Advertisements

Conservatives who say welfare recipients should have to pass a drug test in order to receive government assistance have momentum on their side.
The issue has come up in the Republican presidential campaign, with front-runner Mitt Romney saying "it's an excellent idea."


Read more: Drug Tests for Welfare Gain Momentum - TIME (http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2107637,00.html#ixzz1ne9tpIif - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-27-2012, 10:37 PM
 
Location: California
29,636 posts, read 32,001,609 times
Reputation: 24772
Well if you can find the money for it. The more laws we have the more people we need to enforce them, it seems to be the only jobs we are creating these days. I doubt it's cost effective but hey, everyone will pay more taxes happily as long as they think someone, somewhere isn't 'getting away' with something.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2012, 10:55 PM
 
11,536 posts, read 8,479,246 times
Reputation: 3580
Start with the politicians, after all, aren't they on the public dole, oh wait, they obejcted to it.

Why?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2012, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Georgia
840 posts, read 657,156 times
Reputation: 367
Just give it a little bit of time. Gonna have morons claiming its racissssss because a lot of welfare recipients are not white. As a person who gets FS and WIC I would be more than happy to get drug tested to prove I don't do drugs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2012, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
19,126 posts, read 25,844,862 times
Reputation: 16226
Most drugs are out of your system in 72 hours. They have to sober up for a few days, then go right back to the drugs. Didn't they try this in Florida and it was a complete disaster?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2012, 10:59 PM
 
11,536 posts, read 8,479,246 times
Reputation: 3580
Quote:
Originally Posted by RPON View Post
Just give it a little bit of time. Gonna have morons claiming its racissssss because a lot of welfare recipients are not white. As a person who gets FS and WIC I would be more than happy to get drug tested to prove I don't do drugs.
Just out of curiosity, which one of Ron Paul's views do you agree with??????
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2012, 11:00 PM
 
Location: SWUS
5,414 posts, read 7,644,213 times
Reputation: 5781
Good. Roll up some of the ridiculous spending to fund it, and I'm sure that this will keep quite a bit of money from people who don't need or deserve it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2012, 11:00 PM
 
1,726 posts, read 1,213,306 times
Reputation: 773
Quote:
Originally Posted by Savoir Faire View Post
Start with the politicians, after all, aren't they on the public dole, oh wait, they obejcted to it.

Why?
You beat me to it. To add to the insanity of this, drug testing welfare recipients is not cost effective. Then again, Republicans only talk about limited government and fiscal responsibility.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2012, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
3,464 posts, read 3,016,558 times
Reputation: 1870
Quote:
Originally Posted by RPON View Post
Just give it a little bit of time. Gonna have morons claiming its racissssss because a lot of welfare recipients are not white. As a person who gets FS and WIC I would be more than happy to get drug tested to prove I don't do drugs.
You can get Foodstamps and WIC, at the same time? Aren't they the same thing?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2012, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Orlando
8,221 posts, read 10,966,796 times
Reputation: 4022
If you are going to test the poor end, shouldn't you also test those that receive Social Security? Or Medicare? Or Student Loans/grants? Curious how the focus and anger is only pointed towards the poor.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top