Drug Test to Receive Unemployment

Drug Test to Receive Unemployment

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GED Money Mane

Marble Falls, TX

#1 Jan 29, 2013
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cold hard facts

North Little Rock, AR

#2 Jan 30, 2013
drug test anyone getting money from from taxpayers,cops teachers,firemen,whoever.Alot of those folks getting unemployment never worked a year anywhere.Lazy bums everywhere.
You Bet

West Memphis, AR

#3 Jan 30, 2013
Administer drug testing on everyone renewing a drivers license; require same for showing up to vote for anything; require same for everyone who assesses for personal property taxes; require same for all public-school students grades 7-12; require same for all students who receive financial aid to attend higher-ed; require same for all who are stopped for traffic violations; require same for all who receive tax refunds, and require same for all who have to pay additional taxes.

No jail time ... just substantial fines ...$500 minimum.
citizen

United States

#4 Jan 30, 2013
You Bet wrote:
Administer drug testing on everyone renewing a drivers license; require same for showing up to vote for anything; require same for everyone who assesses for personal property taxes; require same for all public-school students grades 7-12; require same for all students who receive financial aid to attend higher-ed; require same for all who are stopped for traffic violations; require same for all who receive tax refunds, and require same for all who have to pay additional taxes.

No jail time ... just substantial fines ...$500 minimum.
Require all citizens receiving Medicaid or any type of public assistance including disability, gov paid cell phones and pregnant moms. If they test positive, no more public assistance.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#5 Jan 30, 2013
I agree with a lot of this. A lot of people who get government compensation do not appreciate the fact that their checks come from working class people who work hard to pay a quarter in taxes for every dollar they earn.
But who is going to pay for all these drug tests? There's not a doctor alive who is going to do it for free.
cold hard facts

Pearcy, AR

#6 Jan 30, 2013
Desperate times calls for desperate measures.
citizen

United States

#7 Jan 30, 2013
Guest wrote:
I agree with a lot of this. A lot of people who get government compensation do not appreciate the fact that their checks come from working class people who work hard to pay a quarter in taxes for every dollar they earn.
But who is going to pay for all these drug tests? There's not a doctor alive who is going to do it for free.
Urine drug tests would be a heck of a lot cheaper than paying out Medicaid etc. Should be tested on the front end, randomly and if they go to the dr or hospital for something and test positive it should have to be reported
Test Everyone

West Memphis, AR

#8 Jan 30, 2013
The USA demands and consumes more prescribed and illicit drugs than does any other country on the planet. A person can buy illicit drugs in every town, city and state in the USA. Drugs are everywhere, and if we include alcohol, then well over half of all USA citizens are using one drug or another every week, every other day or perhaps every day of every week. Perhaps it's time to set up routine testing of all USA citizens, or alter completely our understanding and approach to this entire situation. We like to associate drug usage with low-income and poverty, but the reality is other, something we don't like to accept or address.
blowme

United States

#9 Jan 30, 2013
The ones wantin drug testing prolly are the highest group of people in town
guest

Ashburn, VA

#10 Jan 31, 2013
going to spend a lot of money on a lot of test and as anyone knows a urine test can be best. even random ones. so many are alcoholics as well. I don't do drugs and I don't drink but I do work and I have seen many pass drug test that I know shouldn't have. I don't know what the answer is. but I think the drug test are just another added expense. but if we are going to do it, test for alcohol too. or cigarettes. they may be legal but still same concept
Misfit NAPPY

United States

#11 Jan 31, 2013
Yawl see what they did with alcohol. When white men were beating the heck out of their women and children and many soon became such alcoholics and many were unable to work, alcohol was made illegal. It was prohibited. Then with PROHIBITION, the prohibiting of the making, selling and consumption/using of that illegal DRUG, alcohol became the most lucrative business of all because it was illegal. Once it was legalized, taxed and sold again, folks settled down somewhat. You can't legislate morals. You aren't going to stop these folks from using drugs. You see they've gone to prescription drugs. They aren't satisified till they get those prescription pills/drugs inside their bloodstream, and it's all legal to do. Folks standing in long lines waiting to get those prescriptions filled. Cars lined up one behind the other waiting to get those prescriptions filled. pain pills on every corner in big cities. Someone will still have to work. So who will you get to work if all of those legal drug addicts/alcoholics are fired? Who? There will probably be very few clean people, at least not enough to do the work to keep the country going. America has been saying 'just say no to drugs' for decades and now we have an epidemic because they've brought such attention to drugs, uh, same as with 'bullies/bullying'. There are more drugs sold in America than in any other country and nowadys everybody wants to a gun. If there weren't a market for those drugs, they wouldn't sell.
Gods good Devils bad

Little Rock, AR

#12 Jan 31, 2013
The Drug Company is rich enough,the Government has used the taxpayers money and did help them push drugs like shots,drug test,inhalers,pain pills crazy pills,happy pills,sex pills and so on.They need to stop making the taxpayers do without so lazy bums can do drugs all Day.
boss

Killeen, TX

#13 Jan 31, 2013
You Bet wrote:
Administer drug testing on everyone renewing a drivers license; require same for showing up to vote for anything; require same for everyone who assesses for personal property taxes; require same for all public-school students grades 7-12; require same for all students who receive financial aid to attend higher-ed; require same for all who are stopped for traffic violations; require same for all who receive tax refunds, and require same for all who have to pay additional taxes.
No jail time ... just substantial fines ...$500 minimum.


Go ahead I will be eating at your house and doing your wife or you.
Guest

Mayflower, AR

#14 Feb 1, 2013
While this may sound good to hard working people who don't like subsidising people on assistance who spent money on recreational substance, it has 2 big problems.

1.It's been found to be unconstitutional because it is requiring something from somebody implying a potential abuse when nothing has been done to warrant it. In short, similar to being subjecting to a search when you've done nothing to warrant it.

2. When Florida started doing this it ended up costing millions of dollars and created quite a few problems and the reult was that less than 2% of all recipients of aid tested positive for anything. Of that 2%, there were a number of people who were taking prescription medicine for legitimate medical issues.

So Florida tax payers spent a ton of money on a program that showed very damned few people getting assistance were abuses substances and then it was found to be unconstitutional.
friend of

United States

#15 Feb 1, 2013
I have a friend from Mississippi. They drug test if you get public assistance.
guest

Ashburn, VA

#16 Feb 1, 2013
Guest wrote:
While this may sound good to hard working people who don't like subsidising people on assistance who spent money on recreational substance, it has 2 big problems.
1.It's been found to be unconstitutional because it is requiring something from somebody implying a potential abuse when nothing has been done to warrant it. In short, similar to being subjecting to a search when you've done nothing to warrant it.
2. When Florida started doing this it ended up costing millions of dollars and created quite a few problems and the reult was that less than 2% of all recipients of aid tested positive for anything. Of that 2%, there were a number of people who were taking prescription medicine for legitimate medical issues.
So Florida tax payers spent a ton of money on a program that showed very damned few people getting assistance were abuses substances and then it was found to be unconstitutional.
so true, and at would lose alot of money too
Guest

Mayflower, AR

#17 Feb 1, 2013
No, Mississippi doesn't drug test. Your friend may work at a company that does but the state of Mississippi, nor any other state, actually test welfare recipients for drugs. Some states have the laws on the books but, ever since they saw what it cost Florida to find only a small % of abuse & the fact that it's been ruled unconstitutional, aren't actually doing it. Politicians love to talk about it but nobody actually does it.
friend of

United States

#18 Feb 1, 2013
Guest wrote:
No, Mississippi doesn't drug test. Your friend may work at a company that does but the state of Mississippi, nor any other state, actually test welfare recipients for drugs. Some states have the laws on the books but, ever since they saw what it cost Florida to find only a small % of abuse & the fact that it's been ruled unconstitutional, aren't actually doing it. Politicians love to talk about it but nobody actually does it.
Yes they do they also do random. At least they did last yr
friend of

United States

#19 Feb 1, 2013
friend of wrote:
<quoted text>Yes they do they also do random. At least they did last yr
And he didn't have a job
Guest

Mayflower, AR

#20 Feb 2, 2013
friend of wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes they do they also do random. At least they did last yr
No, they didn't; not a random or any other way. You may be confusing employer testing because man businesses, especially in the healthcare industry, do test as part of the job. Mississippi, as a state, has not done this. Florida is the only state that has actually implemented drug testing people on assistance and it cost them almost $8 million to do it for a few months and that found only a miniscule amount of people tested positive for an illegal substance. Then a federal court stopped it ruling it unconstitutional. As fair as it sounds, it ends up costing tax payers big time and found that chemical abuse was not a big issue among people who couldn't find employment.

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