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DRUG TESTING BEFORE ASSISTANCE- Good idea or bad idea?

Posted by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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Question: Should people go through drug-testing before recieving public assistance?

Options:

Yes, for sure!

No, its an invasion of rights. Who is the government to tell people how to use assistance money?

Undecided/Other


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Total Votes: 116

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What do you think?

NO bashing or drama please!

by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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momofsixangels
by Ruby Member on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:44 PM

I get fs and medicaid and would have no problem taking a drug test.

mediumchunkx
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:45 PM

I think its a great idea!

MOMby19
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:45 PM

bump 

catholicmamamia
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Great idea. 

                        

Plus-size-mommy
by StarBaby on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:47 PM

I think they should and I think the test should be random so that the person has no chance to flush out the system!

So many people around this area sell their food stamps and even their WIC just to have some drug money. Then, they scrape and the kids suffer for the rest of the month, that is not fair for those kids!

alwaysyoung
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:47 PM


Quoting mediumchunkx:

I think its a great idea!


Jademom07
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Yes, and to be fair, I also think that any employeer that pays for work should also drug test all of their employees.  I get random tested 2-3 times a year at my job (hair testing) so why, if I am paying for the benefit of someone on PA, shouldn't they be subjected to the same 

GabriellaM
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Yes, I think it's a fantastic idea.


myfoursonsks
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:48 PM

I am against mostly because that would be a ridiculous expense for our government to take on. Could you imagine the cost associated with conducting drug testing on every person that requests assistance.  

Plus, I don't necessarily think that low income people should be subjected to that simply because they are low income.  Being poor and needing assistance doesn't mean you have a drug problem and I don't think they should be forced to prove anything.  If there is no reason to suspect a person of abusing drugs, drug testing is not necessary.

olivejuicebby
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:48 PM

this will get interesting =P
Test away, I say lol

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