so on facebook, there is some status that's spreading like herpes and yet i can't find anything about it on google. it says KY passed a law that anyone applying for medicaid, foodstamps or cash assistance for themselves or their children must pass a drug test. im not even going to repeat the rest of the ignorant status, it just infuriates me how many agree with this considering we're in a recession and so many of us are hurting financially. anyway i wanted to find the stipulations and read further into the ignorant new "law" and i cant find anything. anyone else hear about this?
sidenote: im fully aware of those who abuse the system, yes i think its awful. but really, i think no matter what laws are in place, those specific people are still going to find a way to abuse. but what about the innocent children, who didn't pick their parents and are likely going to be denied the benefits they need because their parents are drug addicts? and for the ones who are truly desperate for help, this is another hoop to jump through. in my state, it's very difficult to get assistance as it is. i dont think its fair to label less fortunate people as drug abusers.
Answer by Scuba at 7:40 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
There are several links about it posted yesterday (on several pages):
I think it's a huge waste of money - far more money than is already wasted on whatever small percentage won't pass a test. (You're welcome, to whoever it is that keeps voting me down every time I point out that obvious fact. btw, here's another one for you).
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:33 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 7:33 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by how_reb at 7:36 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
I haven't heard of it either - I found this on snopes.com
it's actually a proposed bill that has been introduced to the house of the state legislature. It hasn't been voted on yet.
Answer by Scuba at 7:36 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
As for food stamps not buying drugs......My MIL works for the a local welfare office and people are all the time trading food stamps for drugs and alcohol. If a family get assitance but the parents use it for something other then what they should.....how does that affaect the children?
Answer by how_reb at 7:39 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by Steph319 at 7:31 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by tnmomofive at 7:49 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 8:00 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
This is why reading is so important. So false information isn't passed around.
I think the bill is ridiculous anyway.
Answer by Christine0813 at 8:31 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
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so who's having a superbowl party and what team u rooten for ?