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Do you think welfare recipients should have to pass a drug test to receive their tax-payer supported welfare check?

Rocker6240 2012/06/12 07:10:35
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I work in an Industry that requires passing a drug test on a random basis and at the time of being hired. It's only fair they pass a drug test to receive a welfare check , if I got to pass one to give it to them.
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  • George 2012/06/12 10:04:49
    YES
    George
    +19
    Any person on this poll that does not support this is either NOT paying into the system OR is a doper living off the system.
    Common sense dictates if your a taxpayer paying for this with your hard earned money you simply cant have a problem with wanting to see its not misused or abused and those that benifit are held accountable.
    It really is that simple and clear.

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  • Average... Moonage 2012/06/22 18:27:38
    Average Joe
    Except that's not the two percent destroying our country and economy. One need look to the opposite end of the income spectrum for such behavior. Corporate welfare dwarfs the baby mama welfare but as long as the fed continues to (successfully) blame the little guy, the government's intent of keeping us at each others' throats instead of focusing on the real problem (the government) will succeed via the "little guy welfare abuse" propaganda.
  • Moonage Average... 2012/06/23 01:16:19
    Moonage
    +1
    You've drank the coolaid. Corporate "welfare" just simply means they get a break on what they've paid. In absolutely no logical discussion on Earth will you find someone presenting numbers that support your assumption. It just doesn't happen. Now, there are those evil, evil, non-profits like Catholic Charities, Red Cross, and other corporations that do receive more in government income than they pay in taxes, but for the most part, corporations are taxed a much higher percentage than someone on welfare. You want to do the math? What's 30% of $1 versus 0% of $10,000?

    Stop listening to Obama, he's wrecking this country based on nothing but socialist dogma. The people that pay taxes aren't the ones causing our credit ratings to decline for the first time in the history of mankind. And if you don't believe me, go ask Obama. It will only cost you $30,000 to get an invite. The little guy need not apply. Those paying the taxes that support the little guy will be the only ones there.
  • Doc Average... 2012/06/20 00:12:36
    Doc
    That's interesting, especially when compared to the evil 1% that's supposedly ruining the country.
  • loony t 2012/06/13 22:16:22
    YES
    loony t
    +1
    Hell some jobs require you to pass a drug test before they hire you
  • Cleaver62 loony t 2012/06/13 23:01:57
    Cleaver62
    +1
    Sure they do, but I believe it is a violation of my civil rights. It is a cash grab for the drug testing industry.
  • newhon63 Cleaver62 2012/06/14 01:38:26
    newhon63
    +2
    So let them grab. Would you rather spend billions of dollars yearly so the scammers, drug addicts and bums who have never worked a day in their lives can continue to sponge off the taxpayer or pay millions to the drug testing companies so that the ones gaming the system can be stopped? Unless you are one of those 3, then I think you would choose the latter. If you think the drug testing firms will make THAT much money from this, I have a tip as to what stock you should buy.
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/06/13 22:03:15
    YES
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    +4
    Do bother me one bit, I don't use that junk. The world is messed up enough without it so why try to mess it up more.
  • Marvelo... BIG BAD... 2012/06/13 22:27:30
    Marvelous Wildfire
    +3
    The overwhelming majority of welfare recipients are where they are, *NOT* from making one or two poor choices, but because of making stupid life choices on a consistent basis.
  • Marvelous Wildfire 2012/06/13 21:56:12
    YES
    Marvelous Wildfire
    +3
    ABSOLUTELY!
    Why *SHOULDN'T* they?
    Most taxPAYERS have to pass a drug test to make the money TAKEN from them to support the welfare recipients.
  • loony t Marvelo... 2012/06/13 22:13:40
    loony t
    +3
    Exactly!!!
  • topcat128 2012/06/13 21:48:15
    YES
    topcat128
    +2
    I had to pass a drug test to get the job I had before I retired. Why not People receiving public assistance?
  • Muriel 2012/06/13 21:36:18
    YES
    Muriel
    +3
    I've seen too many recipients abuse welfare. Drugs, steaks, but the one that bugs me the most are those girls who get pregnant to please their boyfriend and supply him with welfare money that should be caring for the baby. Really bad news!!!!!,
  • gkirmani 2012/06/13 20:59:29
    YES
    gkirmani
    +2
    DEFINETLY YES
  • Tom 2012/06/13 20:21:37
    NO
    Tom
    +3
    I think they should have to provide some work for their assistance. They should not get it free. There is plenty of community service work that could be done, while they are sitting around getting, 'free stuff!"
  • newhon63 Tom 2012/06/14 01:43:07
    newhon63
    +3
    I would say both. While they are receiving checks from the government, they should subject themselves to drug testing AND do work for the city or state. Walking along the road for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week picking up trash, wiping off road signs, cleaning up road kills. You don't want to do that, then take steps to better your situation.
  • Ms Missy newhon63 2012/06/14 20:16:32
    Ms Missy
    +1
    although I agree that those of us on the system should have to pass a drug test and do community work, I personally would be unable to do what you propose to be fair work...save stuff like that for prison community service. But I would gladly work for my benefits using my skills around any government or public office , I have a degree in business admin and human resources, why not put that to work...or better yet hire me so i can get off the damn system!
  • S* Ms Missy 2012/06/15 04:03:16
    S*
    Good response. Labor gangs are not the answer.
  • Doc Ms Missy 2012/06/20 00:16:00
    Doc
    Just curious, are you disabled physically?
    Just wondering why you wouldn't be able to pick up trash.
  • Ms Missy Doc 2012/06/20 18:31:09
    Ms Missy
    +1
    Im allergic to most of it! Soy, wheat, tomato, potato, tobacco, mold etc. and im mildly allergic to sunlight (not joking)
  • Doc Ms Missy 2012/06/20 18:35:32
    Doc
    Not laughing at you, but I'm just picturing you in a moon suit, lol!
  • Ms Missy Doc 2012/06/20 20:59:16
    Ms Missy
    +1
    lol practically. I have to wear sunglasses and cover ups all the time, I even wear cotton gloves like a toon when im out in public.
  • Doc Ms Missy 2012/06/21 23:51:34
    Doc
    Then the hard labor welfare job for you would be...........

    putting the clean hypoallergenic shovels in the boxes to ship to the fields?
  • Ms Missy Doc 2012/06/24 05:46:10
    Ms Missy
    +1
    lol, yeah i could do that, but not for 8 hours a day (im a caretaker for both my mother and my autistic daughter, i cant be away from home that long)
  • Doc Ms Missy 2012/06/27 00:32:34
    Doc
    :-)

    And you shouldnt'
  • Nona 2012/06/13 19:54:56
    YES
    Nona
    +1
    Most jobs require drug tests, so why shouldn't welfare recipients have to pee in a cup too?
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/06/13 19:32:13 (edited)
    NO
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +1
    Just don't let them buy anything nice with it. Basic things only. Don't give them money, give them vouchers, like ration books.
  • KilrQueen Anonymo... 2012/06/14 00:18:41
    KilrQueen
    They would then trade those ration books for drugs, etc...
  • Anonymo... KilrQueen 2012/06/14 07:54:15
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    That's why my idea is for them to almost give shops IOU's, then they send that to the government who pays for it if it's allowed, so they couldn't buy anything else with it...
  • KilrQueen Anonymo... 2012/06/14 19:11:14
    KilrQueen
    yeah, but you know they will always find a way around. Honesty isn't something a lot of people seem to have these days.
  • Anonymo... KilrQueen 2012/06/14 20:36:36
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    They could find ways around, but this system would make it very hard work to do it, and we know benefit whores shy from hard work... Unless we just give them food and rubbish housing...
  • KilrQueen Anonymo... 2012/06/15 02:59:55
    KilrQueen
    I'm all for a way to control the benefit whores, just doesn't seem like the current government is on board in that direction.
  • Anonymo... KilrQueen 2012/06/15 16:17:28
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    No they're not...
  • Doc Anonymo... 2012/06/20 00:16:48
    Doc
    Most folks don't think drugs are nice.
  • Anonymo... Doc 2012/06/20 15:12:53
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +1
    But they're perfectly happy to spend money on alcohol and tobacco...
  • Doc Anonymo... 2012/06/20 18:36:28
    Doc
    They sure shouldn't spend your money on that sort of thing.
  • Anonymo... Doc 2012/06/20 18:37:34
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +1
    No they shouldn't. They should only be buying the essentials.
  • Doc Anonymo... 2012/06/20 18:39:49
    Doc
    Sometimes I think they should be put into camps. Not by force, but if they want to live of the taxpayer dime, then they have the choice to live in the camp.
  • Anonymo... Doc 2012/06/20 18:45:32
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +1
    Hmm, I don't think so... An alternative idea is that there are centres set up that anyone can get a meal, clothes or a bed to sleep in, but the food's bland and boring, the clothes are shapeless and grey, and the beds are uncomfortable, and have no benefits. I think that benefits should be high, like around £20,000 pa for two months, then after that take it right down.
  • Doc Anonymo... 2012/06/20 18:58:18
    Doc
    That's not bad at all!
    :-)
  • KATLYN 2012/06/13 19:06:30
    YES
    KATLYN
    +1
    of course they should

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