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Drug-testing requirement for welfare recipients put forward again by Metairie legislator

There are 7 comments on the NOLA.com story from Mar 12, 2011, titled Drug-testing requirement for welfare recipients put forward again by Metairie legislator. In it, NOLA.com reports that:

Legislation designed to establish a pilot program to randomly drug test 20 percent of the state's welfare recipients has been filed by a Metairie lawmaker for debate at the April 25 regular legislative session.

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United States

#1 Mar 13, 2011
Please pass that law. I have to pass drug tests to work, they should have to pass one to sit on their arses.

Edmonton, Canada

#2 Mar 13, 2011
I have heard of some other places going to try this and hit the "right" argument. If truckers and a lot of other people have to be screened for their jobs. It is only fair people taking tax dollars should have to do it too. They have a choice find a job or get off drugs.

Since: Mar 10

Cheyenne, WY

#3 Mar 13, 2011
This is one of the best ideas I have heard in a long time. If they want on the dole, pee in a cup and it better be clean. No pee, no money! Or better yet, get off your azz and look for work! they aren't easy to find, but there are jobs out there..

Baton Rouge, LA

#4 Apr 23, 2011
I am on medicade. only because i waited to long to file after working. HOWEVER! The state did not come looking for the people who filed!SO SUCK IT UP AND TAKE THE TEST IF U FAIL U ARE CUT OFF

Maringouin, LA

#5 May 6, 2011
only drug heads would have a problem with this?if they fail the test do you really think their welfare money is being spent on their kids?this isnt a race thing but a problem on all who get welfare and find a way to use it for something else!

United States

#6 Jun 2, 2011
Forget 20% test them all when they apply and make them test once a week at their expense. I mean they are getting free money anyway. I work my ass off to pay them for sitting at home.

Madison, WI

#7 Jun 2, 2011
Most Old standard Wlefare recipiants that were AODA related issues got ordered to family Docotrs for Rehabilitation already, Perscribed cocaine and marijuana medications to regulate and then dropped their quanity levels and stablised the brain. Some could not be stable so the gave a equalibribuim in the system that the brain is co-dependent to see any form of a normal reality at all now.

those were the ones ordered to stop using and get rehab.

Your taxes made it possible.

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