Law Being Passed for Food Stamp Recep...

Law Being Passed for Food Stamp Recepients be drug tested!!!

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yep

Georgetown, KY

#1 Jan 25, 2011
I agree with this to a point. But also feel like the less fortunate is being discriminated against!

A law is being passed that if you receive a government check medicare, cash, or food stamps, that you have to pass a drug test in order to keep receiving the help.

What is everyones take on this?!
friend

Staffordsville, KY

#2 Jan 25, 2011
i feel they do need to be drug tested some people get food stamps and they abuse the system and the people that need them can't get them because i was one of those people my husband was laid off he had worked in the coal company fo ten years and i work a miminal wage job and good not get them and would not lie for them so i hope they caughtwho ever is abusing this and there is alot they need to work like the rest of us
Wait a Minute

Hurley, VA

#3 Jan 25, 2011
yep wrote:
I agree with this to a point. But also feel like the less fortunate is being discriminated against!
A law is being passed that if you receive a government check medicare, cash, or food stamps, that you have to pass a drug test in order to keep receiving the help.
What is everyones take on this?!
Social Security, Medicare and all government
checks are not welfare. Most people who are
old enough to draw Social Security and are
enrolled with Medicare do get pain medications
because they are prescribed to them by their
doctor. Veterans earned their benefits, even
though, under many cases the veteran is treated
as if he/she is applying for welfare instead of
benefit he/she is entitled to. However, since the
illegal using of drugs has become such a drain
on everything it concerns, testing may not be a
bad idea, but let the agency which is demanding
the proof do the paying for the test. The cost
of living increases are not even accounted for
the disabled and seniors who barely are making
ends meet already, providing they are at all.
When these people do NOT violate the law, why
would they have to pay the penalty? Just be-
cause a statute says a person must be tested,
that does not mean the person is guilty of
abusing drugs.(Another instance of people
being guilty until they can prove they are
innocent)!
Happy

Lexington, KY

#4 Jan 25, 2011
what will the people on helton branch do now
f yea

United States

#5 Jan 25, 2011
It is about time. I think if they get help and r on drugs the should have to do slave labor to pay off every dime they have got. And it is not discrimination (yep) because most working ppl like myself have to pass a drug test to get/keep our jobs. So if your on drugs u shouldn't be getting help from honest ppl.
Feel lucky

Adams, KY

#6 Jan 25, 2011
WHat they mean is taking drugs just to get high on .So get your panty out of that wadd .I agree if they are going to take dope & buy pop to sell take them .....I can't get the mbecause I'm not a big lyer ....Hang in there law maker and pass it U will win in the end .It a way if u out off work not a way of life ...Think about it a while right .....
FOR Reform

Middleport, OH

#7 Jan 25, 2011
I think that there is a lot wrong with the food stamp and welfare program in every state. I have worked in retail and say people buy 100$ worth of pop on a food stamp card then whip out a $100 to buy tobacco products and alcohol. I think they should go back to the days when you got a voucher and could only get real food with the voucher not pop and non healthy foods.I do believe that the percipients should be tested and I don't see any discrimination against anyone we have to be tested to have a job they can be tested to receive our tax dollars....
just wanting to know

Salyersville, KY

#8 Jan 25, 2011
hum this is all fine and dandy about drug testing but who is going to pay for the test ??? see cause all whom draws foodstamps are low income anyway and that would be really wrong if we would have to pay for it because that is taking money away from our children..so then we would be considered unfit.
Anon

Salyersville, KY

#9 Jan 25, 2011
Hell no, I am one of the unfortunate ones right now who is having trouble making ends meet, and I don't do drugs. The taxpayers are the ones going to be paying for this, open your eyes people. I don't draw welfare and never did. They are absolutely crazy if they think I'm going to make a 30 mile drive into town to piss in a cup. I can't help if ignorant idiots sell them or whatever they do, come up with a different way, id them at the store when they spend them etc, but as of now I vote no and they can kiss my a**, I have as much right as my neighbor down the road whom is lucky enough to earn a little more than me and doesn't have to draw them.
Keith

Hermitage, TN

#10 Jan 25, 2011
Think its about time you get tested If I have to in order to keep my job then they should too in order to take MY money, If people who get FREE money dont like it, then stop taking. I wasnt the one who had all those kids so why should US tax payers pay for them,
Keith

Hermitage, TN

#11 Jan 25, 2011
Anon wrote:
Hell no, I am one of the unfortunate ones right now who is having trouble making ends meet, and I don't do drugs. The taxpayers are the ones going to be paying for this, open your eyes people. I don't draw welfare and never did. They are absolutely crazy if they think I'm going to make a 30 mile drive into town to piss in a cup. I can't help if ignorant idiots sell them or whatever they do, come up with a different way, id them at the store when they spend them etc, but as of now I vote no and they can kiss my a**, I have as much right as my neighbor down the road whom is lucky enough to earn a little more than me and doesn't have to draw them.
I dont do drugs either but I still have to take one in order to keep my job. So if people want MY money then they need to get tested just like I do.
Someone

United States

#12 Jan 25, 2011
Keith wrote:
Think its about time you get tested If I have to in order to keep my job then they should too in order to take MY money, If people who get FREE money dont like it, then stop taking. I wasnt the one who had all those kids so why should US tax payers pay for them,
why should the fact that I have 3 children make me a bad person. I owned a busin. and had to close due to the economy. Now I need temp. Asst. also I do not do drugs and I agree that ppl should have to test to receive gov benefits.
Dan Michael

Millington, TN

#13 Jan 25, 2011
People worry about the cost and who will pay for the drug testing. Let me assure you that as long as the government keeps a minimal amount of loop holes until they all are ironed out they will save so much money that they will be more than happy to cover the cost of the test. Its not about sex, color, religion,military status or any other such stereo type its about getting the abusers out of the system to help ensure that we can still help those who need and deserve the help. I for one think its about time someone do something to quit enabling these users and abusers.
Fair is Fair

Salyersville, KY

#14 Jan 25, 2011
Well my opinion is this...before I could get my job, I had to submit to a back ground check and a drug screen and random drug testing is conducted and if you can't pass, you don't work. So I say, what is the difference? If people want assistance, what is the big deal? They should have to pass a drug screen just like I did. Perhaps this will clean up the system. If people can not pass the drug test then that opens a whole other can of worms so to speak because if they are parents abusing drugs, then at least they will be forced into rehab in order to keep their children and continue to draw a check. So I say it is all good that will come out of it. There will be no more free rides so to speak. It protects the children and puts an end to much of the abuse of the system. The people will have to stay clean to draw their checks and if they can't well I suppose they will have to find work...which again means passing a drug screen...if they can't well before they will starve they will go to rehab.
Chuck p

United States

#15 Jan 25, 2011
Damn you must not be too less fortunate if you are getting internet access, and if you refuse to drive a whopping 30 miles to keep your benefits there must be a reason. It's about time we do something to stop the abuse of government fund so it will be there for the ones who truly need it. I myself am fed up with working 50 hours a week to pay for the low-lifes that sell there food stamps for drugs. If this offends you I must be talking about you. The kiss my fu&@ing @ss
People come on

Salyersville, KY

#16 Jan 26, 2011
Getting assistance isn't a bad thing, everyone needs a little help every now and then..Of course half of Magoffin County has a prescription for drugs..I think they need to be re-evaluated by another Doctor in order to keep their pain medication. As for the elderly who draw benefits and need pain medication, Im sure the Government will take that into consideration. As for those who are crying about who's going to pay for the drug testing. I'm sure the Government will be more than happy to provide drug testing, because trust me, they will be saving millions..I think this is the best idea to ever come about..I hope it is strictly enforced...

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#17 Jan 26, 2011
However

Hurley, VA

#18 Jan 26, 2011
People come on wrote:
Getting assistance isn't a bad thing, everyone needs a little help every now and then..Of course half of Magoffin County has a prescription for drugs..I think they need to be re-evaluated by another Doctor in order to keep their pain medication. As for the elderly who draw benefits and need pain medication, Im sure the Government will take that into consideration. As for those who are crying about who's going to pay for the drug testing. I'm sure the Government will be more than happy to provide drug testing, because trust me, they will be saving millions..I think this is the best idea to ever come about..I hope it is strictly enforced...
There are those who think all government checks are
public assistance..there are those who do NOT know
the difference between Social Security and Supple-
mental Security Income..the difference between Medi-
care and Medicaid. A Medicare card for Plan B which
covers only about 80% of prescription drugs costs the
recipent over $94.00 per month, the Medicaid card
covers much more and costs NOTHING per month. This
Medicaid card pays for many 'street worthy' pres-
criptions that actually end up on the street and
into the hands of our children. Most medicine that
is prescribed to people on Medicare is medicine the
older person HAS to have to live and less of it
will end up on the street unless a Junkie steals it
from the older person to begin with. Sure public
assistance is necessary a lot of times and to get
this assistance there are several requirements to
be met and rightly for sure, drug testing should be
one of them. I am NOT crying about who is going to
pay for the test, I am only stating that all govern-
ment checks are NOT WELFARE and some people actually
merit the check they get and the cost of drug testing
should not fall on them.
jen

Corbin, KY

#19 Jan 26, 2011
yep wrote:
I agree with this to a point. But also feel like the less fortunate is being discriminated against!
A law is being passed that if you receive a government check medicare, cash, or food stamps, that you have to pass a drug test in order to keep receiving the help.
What is everyones take on this?!
I agree that they should be drug tested those who work have to pass them but what I want to know is what happens to the people that fail the test.
Getting By

Hurley, VA

#20 Jan 26, 2011
There are so many that get by the
drug test somehow when they do
manage to get a job, so how will
they get by the drug test to get
their welfare and food stamps? No
doubt they will find a way, nothing
is fool proof and this attempt at
stopping the abuse will fail too.

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