Va. Senate rejects welfare drug-testing

Va. Senate rejects welfare drug-testing

There are 19 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 30, 2013, titled Va. Senate rejects welfare drug-testing. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

All 20 Democrats voted against the measure Monday in the evenly divided Senate. Republican Sen.

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Congrats Blevins

Waynesboro, VA

#1 Feb 4, 2013
You have assured your exit from politics come election time.
Dude

Winchester, VA

#2 Feb 4, 2013
On the surface it seems like a really good idea that only creates government intrusion into the lives of those on subsistence, but scratch the surface and it appears to be a case of spending two dollars to save one.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/us/no-savin...
sville

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Feb 4, 2013
hahaha WTF is wroung with people
snap crack pop

Maidens, VA

#4 Feb 4, 2013
98.2 & in some fashion sell abuse trade Obama bucks for Alcohol & drugs , if it passed they would just get drunk instead . O ya wild Irish rose. Idiots they have random drug test for REAL jobs , So what what the swell !
Richard lee monroe

Maidens, VA

#5 Feb 4, 2013
"Supporters said the bill would ensure taxpayer money isn't supporting drug use. Opponents said it's unfair to single out poor people" AH rich people get benefits Duh , Trucking fools .
hitem

South Boston, VA

#6 Feb 4, 2013
I have to take drug test for a job, so should these crackheads. But the real problem is government wants people more dependant on government, it makes it easier to control the slaves
Sure

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Feb 4, 2013
hitem wrote:
I have to take drug test for a job, so should these crackheads. But the real problem is government wants people more dependant on government, it makes it easier to control the slaves
Do not save Slaves.....they are quests of the working taxpayers!
Interesting

Ruckersville, VA

#8 Feb 4, 2013
The dems are not part of the solution...they are part of the problem. Bottom line is, if you take my money you go by my rulrs. You have forfieted choice.
Donnie

Washington, DC

#9 Feb 4, 2013
This is a crime against everyone of us, working tax paying people. I bet the state would be saving thousands of dollars by making these people get a drug test. Look at those low income housing units all around. that's were the drugs and the welfare is at. Someone needs to wake these guys in the senate up. They know that most of these people are on drugs, I know it and so do the rest of us. Write to your rep and tell them to wake up and make the right choices and stop wasting our tax dollars in drug users and low income trash.
Boodreau

Saraland, AL

#10 Feb 4, 2013
Dude wrote:
On the surface it seems like a really good idea that only creates government intrusion into the lives of those on subsistence, but scratch the surface and it appears to be a case of spending two dollars to save one.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/us/no-savin...
Unfortunately this is true.
Cmon Man

Norfolk, VA

#11 Feb 4, 2013
Boodreau wrote:
<quoted text>Unfortunately this is true.
It is only true because big government Dems would make the program so unwieldy and expensive that it would be rendered ineffective. Done with common sense, everyone knows that this is a good idea and would save money, but common sense and our federal gov't are no longer in the same realm. Sad.
Boodreau

Saraland, AL

#12 Feb 4, 2013
Cmon Man wrote:
<quoted text>
It is only true because big government Dems would make the program so unwieldy and expensive that it would be rendered ineffective. Done with common sense, everyone knows that this is a good idea and would save money, but common sense and our federal gov't are no longer in the same realm. Sad.
By the time they created a Dept. of Drug Testing and installed all the levels of bureacracy to implement it the good idea would not be visible to common sense with the Hubble Telescope
karen

Poquoson, VA

#13 Feb 5, 2013
Drug testing is mandatory for those who apply for any job today, enabling those people with jobs to 'pay' for the potential welfare recipients. I think the same protocol should be applied to both.
hitem

South Boston, VA

#14 Feb 5, 2013
Ok then let every pos that voted against it pay with there tax dollars and relieve us workers the burden of supporting obama bucs
Sheik Yerbouti

Richmond, IN

#15 Feb 11, 2013
Amazing how many people know nothing about the fourth amendment!
Da Butcherman

Richmond, VA

#16 Feb 11, 2013
Tax the churches and implement your drug testing with the revenue.
Beast of Burden

Richmond, VA

#17 Feb 11, 2013
Cmon Man wrote:
<quoted text>
It is only true because big government Dems would make the program so unwieldy and expensive that it would be rendered ineffective. Done with common sense, everyone knows that this is a good idea and would save money, but common sense and our federal gov't are no longer in the same realm. Sad.
Wish I had the trillion Bush spent to lie about WMD , invade, destroy, kill and maim and gulp , rebuild Iraq....Then we could have a wonderful welfare drug testing service.
Native

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Feb 11, 2013
Beast of Burden wrote:
<quoted text>
Wish I had the trillion Bush spent to lie about WMD , invade, destroy, kill and maim and gulp , rebuild Iraq....Then we could have a wonderful welfare drug testing service.
Those of you posting about the Iraqi war & WMD are morons!
"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
--Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
--Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
Letter to President Clinton, signed by:
-- Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
-Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Feb 11, 2013
Native wrote:
<quoted text>
Those of you posting about the Iraqi war & WMD are morons!
"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998
"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
--President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998
"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
--Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998
"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
--Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998
"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
Letter to President Clinton, signed by:
-- Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998
"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
-Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998
If you believe any of the quotes you posted your a first class example of why we have the politicians in office we do. Said another way, your a sucker. Sandy Berger himself should of been tried for treason when caught stealing documents from a library, thats the kind of people run this country. Your a dupe with right wing blinders.

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