Critics blast drug testing to get wel...

Critics blast drug testing to get welfare

There are 65 comments on the The Columbus Dispatch story from May 16, 2012, titled Critics blast drug testing to get welfare. In it, The Columbus Dispatch reports that:

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xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#62 May 21, 2012
PlacitasRoy wrote:
Hopefully gay rights organizations like GLAAD and HRC will now join with the NAACP and back the NAACP's stance on stopping GOP vote suppression.
There is no voter suppression, only information suppression from the Democrat blogs.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#63 May 21, 2012
PlacitasRoy wrote:
"how many LESS applicants after the legislation?" as U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven stated in ruling the POS legislation unconstitutional: "But there's no reason to assume each person who declined to take the test did so in fear of a positive result, Scriven wrote. Since the law required applicants to pay for their own tests, what if some of them couldn't afford the $30 cost? What if some of them considered it a violation of their rights?
That would be fine if some judge can point to the article of the Constitution that says welfare is a right.
Reality

Windsor, VT

#64 May 21, 2012
PlacitasRoy wrote:
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What part of the 5th paragraph in NY Times article was hidden? Is that part of "always?"
"From July through October in Florida — the four months when testing took place before Judge Scriven’s order — 2.6 percent of the state’s cash assistance applicants failed the drug test, or 108 of 4,086, according to the figures from the state obtained by the group. The most common reason was marijuana use. An additional 40 people canceled the tests without taking them.
Because the Florida law requires that applicants who pass the test be reimbursed for the cost, an average of $30, the cost to the state was $118,140. This is more than would have been paid out in benefits to the people who failed the test, Mr. Newton said.
As a result, the testing cost the government an extra $45,780, he said." http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/us/no-savin...
4th time now:

not how many failed, or refused to take it, HOW MANY DIDN'T APPLY, which is absent from your c/p as ALWAYS...

Since: Sep 08

Huntsville, AL

#65 May 21, 2012
Reality wrote:
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4th time now:
not how many failed, or refused to take it, HOW MANY DIDN'T APPLY, which is absent from your c/p as ALWAYS...
Dumbass reply to an dumbass question based on a non-answerable premise and that there would be some kind of correlation...which NEVER proves cause.
Reality

Windsor, VT

#66 May 22, 2012
PlacitasRoy wrote:
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Dumbass reply to an dumbass question based on a non-answerable premise and that there would be some kind of correlation...which NEVER proves cause.
that's a lot of words...and they all ignore that the statistic of whether applications are WAY DOWN is kinda easy and if we took the number of applicants before the rule, and the number after, we would have a NET SAVINGS amount...

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