There has been talk about making the people who receive welfare to be drug tested 1 or 2 x a month. I am completely for this. I worked in our local project housing for 3 yrs. About 80% of the residents there were smoking pot, crack, u name it on the states tab. If they were not smoking it, they were selling drugs. There was a resident who made really good money selling drugs. Enough that he was able to buy a new ride, a caddy of all things, got some gold jewerly, it was real, I am a woman and I know real gold when I see it!! lol
It made me so mad. But the NAACP is saying its against their constitutional rights.
How is that against their constitutional rights? If they recieve money from the government and they are doing drugs because they recieve this money, then I think it should be done., It will probably save the states alot of money. If the person doesn't pass the 1st test, they get the funds reduced, 2nd time they get off, and have 30 days to find someplace else to live.
I am all for this new law!! What about all you?
Answer by lovinangels at 1:19 AM on Feb. 25, 2011
Answer by Stormy7 at 1:19 AM on Feb. 25, 2011
Answer by justalady774 at 1:30 AM on Feb. 25, 2011
Answer by grismelda at 1:37 AM on Feb. 25, 2011
stupid idea and a massive mess. You have to pay a technician to administer the tests, an attendant to stand there, clerical workers to track the results and make sure the right result hits the right file, the list goes on and on as to the bureaucracy this would create
Not to mention the fact that why in the world would you want to punish children if their parents smoke a doobie?
Answer by adnilm at 8:09 AM on Feb. 25, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 8:27 AM on Feb. 25, 2011
You know, as of a fact, 80% of the residents were smoking crack? You saw all 80% smoking it up? I work with low income individuals who receive Medicaid and some other forms of public assistance - many of them living in public assisted housing. Hard working, caring, and responsible people. And most would fail a drug test. Not because they do so illegally. But because they are taking some very serious prescribed medication for serious health issues. I am also not willing to stereotype people who are currently low income residents. And many low income assistant programs already do require drug testing. I just don't see this as a major issue. I would love to see better affordable housing, more assistance for those in need, and less like treating them like criminals. It is degrading.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:51 AM on Feb. 25, 2011
Answer by mrssundin at 9:09 AM on Feb. 25, 2011
Answer by SuperChicken at 9:35 AM on Feb. 25, 2011
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