Drug testing for welfare recipients

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About time

Monroe, CT

#1 Mar 2, 2013
One word I have to say.......finally
wakeuppeople

Syracuse, NY

#2 Mar 2, 2013
About time wrote:
One word I have to say.......finally
Won't ever happen. ACLU will defend them by saying it's a violation of their privacy. Personally, since most of them consider welfare their lifetime employment, I think they should be randomly tested like employees that work for other employers. Just sayin'
metrosexual

Syracuse, NY

#3 Mar 2, 2013
wakeuppeople wrote:
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Won't ever happen. ACLU will defend them by saying it's a violation of their privacy. Personally, since most of them consider welfare their lifetime employment, I think they should be randomly tested like employees that work for other employers. Just sayin'
Excellent Idea !!
L O L

Utica, NY

#4 Mar 2, 2013
Agreed! Drug testing for ALL recipients of federal funding including:

* Anyone who has federally subsidized student loans
* Anyone receiving unemployment insurance
* All Medicare recipients
* All Social Security recipients
* Anyone using a 529 college savings plan
* Anyone getting a mortgage interest deduction
* Anyone receiving veteran's benefits through the VA
* Anyone using child & dependent care tax credits

“look up and laugh”

Level 9

Since: Jun 08

guess, where

#5 Mar 2, 2013
good odea L O L
wow

Utica, NY

#6 Mar 3, 2013
if people don't pass the test then they dont get the money and crime goes up because they want to make ends meet unless the county paid them to leave to another county city or state
Also

Ilion, NY

#7 Mar 3, 2013
It's been proven that welfare drug testing costs more to taxpayers than denying a few people assistance.
Trouble

Utica, NY

#8 Mar 3, 2013
@aboutime being that this is Utica topix did you actually think people would have positive feedback about this....no ....why because 97%of uticans are on assistance Utica is the armpit of the world they need to drop a bomb n start over
Then what

Camillus, NY

#9 Mar 3, 2013
What are you going to do if a welfare recipient fails a drug test? Do we spend more money to put them in rehab and then give them their check? The bleeding heart liberals in this country will argue that we need to still provide them with their entitlements as you cannot put anyone out on the street to fend for themselves.
bad

Utica, NY

#10 Mar 3, 2013
i have seen post like this before and to tell the truth not a lot of people comment so i guess the people on welfare don't sit on topix all day commenting
bad

Utica, NY

#11 Mar 3, 2013
also their is no way to test the because no one can watch them piss in a cup its not like they are a criminal and have to be seen pissing in a cup they can just use someone else piss
Looking

Worcester, MA

#12 Mar 3, 2013
You have to spend money to make money. Take 30 out if their Benefits each month for a drug test. They fail cut off assistance. I they drug test then then majority of people would she SoL. It's sad when I go to the grocery store I have to limit what I buy while other people walk buy me with 2 carts full and swipe their benefit card with pride.
Terrible

Utica, NY

#14 Mar 3, 2013
We should also test anyone on Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps or Social Security for alcohol!

They don't deserve to be boozing with my tax dollars!

Level 8

Since: Jul 12

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Mar 3, 2013
Shablammo!

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