White House mulls letting states requ...

White House mulls letting states require drug tests for some food stamp recipients

There are 21 comments on the Fox News story from Apr 11, 2018, titled White House mulls letting states require drug tests for some food stamp recipients. In it, Fox News reports that:

The Trump administration is considering adopting a plan that would allow states to require mandatory drug testing for some food stamp recipients, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The proposal is another step in the White House's push to allow states more flexibility in implementing federal programs for the poor.

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“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#3 Apr 11, 2018
What is more democratic than letting states decide how to spend the money it gets from the Federal Government?
Fair is Fair

United States

#4 Apr 12, 2018
SirPrize wrote:
What is more democratic than letting states decide how to spend the money it gets from the Federal Government?
I think Seniors should undergo drug testing in order to receive Social Security and Medicare.

All disabled receiving SSI should undergo drug testing.

All government employees must undergo drug testing before they can receive any compensation or pensions due them at retirement.

All military personnel should undergo drug testing in order to receive any and all compensations, medals or burials.

Anyone who is utilizing Secret Service for their personal safety must undergo drug testing.

Anyone who has a job that is solely or partly funded by government grants must be drug tested.

Did I leave out anyone who is on the government payroll?
anonymous

West Hollywood, CA

#5 Apr 12, 2018
If all they want to do is deny people the money, than who keeps the money?

“4 years of Libs in agony!”

Since: Jan 11

Lake Geneva, WI

#6 Apr 12, 2018
Stop with the mulling and make it so.

Sorry, but no lefty has a legitimate answer for this simple statement.....

"If you have money for illegal drugs, you have the money for FOOD".

“4 years of Libs in agony!”

Since: Jan 11

Lake Geneva, WI

#7 Apr 12, 2018
Fair is Fair wrote:
<quoted text>

I think Seniors should undergo drug testing in order to receive Social Security and Medicare.

All disabled receiving SSI should undergo drug testing.

All government employees must undergo drug testing before they can receive any compensation or pensions due them at retirement.

All military personnel should undergo drug testing in order to receive any and all compensations, medals or burials.

Anyone who is utilizing Secret Service for their personal safety must undergo drug testing.

Anyone who has a job that is solely or partly funded by government grants must be drug tested.

Did I leave out anyone who is on the government payroll?
Seniors PAID into the system their entire working lives in order to receive SS & Medicare.

Chances are government employees underwent a drug screen prior to employment.

If a military person would be caught doing illegal drugs, they'd have more to worry about that medals.

The point you seem to be missing is that many of the people you listed either WORKED for their benefits or are currently WORKING for their paycheck, that's what being on a PAYROLL means. They AREN'T getting a handout. They AREN'T getting an entitlement just because they have a pulse. They AREN'T getting freebies because they're too lazy to work.

If one expects someone to just GIVE them something for NOTHING, those doing the giving have a right to attach strings.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#8 Apr 12, 2018
If the Constitution would allow such an intrusion into people's lives, then it should be torn to shreds.

“4 years of Libs in agony!”

Since: Jan 11

Lake Geneva, WI

#9 Apr 12, 2018
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
If the Constitution would allow such an intrusion into people's lives, then it should be torn to shreds.
The constitution doesn't state I must pay for some slob's food yet our government seems to think I should.

Maybe you're right, it should be torn to shreds for such an intrusion into my like and the lives of those working and paying taxes.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#10 Apr 12, 2018
BHM5267 wrote:
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The constitution doesn't state I must pay for some slob's food yet our government seems to think I should.

Maybe you're right, it should be torn to shreds for such an intrusion into my like and the lives of those working and paying taxes.
The Constitution does provide for taxation. How your taxes are allocated is out of your hands except at the ballot box.

You wouldn't happen to be one of the "Christians", would you?

“4 years of Libs in agony!”

Since: Jan 11

Lake Geneva, WI

#14 Apr 12, 2018
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>The Constitution does provide for taxation. How your taxes are allocated is out of your hands except at the ballot box.

You wouldn't happen to be one of the "Christians", would you?
No, I'm not, but even if I was, I'd tell you there are PLENTY of private organizations that will "feed' one if they're "starving". No need for the government to get involved.

BTW, the tax clause in the constitution states defense, debts, and "general welfare". Providing food for those too lazy to work is stretching "general welfare" beyond the scope.

Perfect example of mission creep.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#15 Apr 12, 2018
BHM5267 wrote:
<quoted text>

No, I'm not, but even if I was, I'd tell you there are PLENTY of private organizations that will "feed' one if they're "starving". No need for the government to get involved.

BTW, the tax clause in the constitution states defense, debts, and "general welfare". Providing food for those too lazy to work is stretching "general welfare" beyond the scope.

Perfect example of mission creep.
It is your programmed view (and pack of lies) that welfare recipients are too lazy to work. About 55% of food stamp recipients are working people. They just don't earn enough money to make ends meet. And that is the fault of a federal government which won't allow a decent increase in the minimum wage. Others include the elderly, single parents with infants and young children, and those whose state of health leaves them unable to work.

Private donations don't even cause a ripple in the sea of human hunger.

“4 years of Libs in agony!”

Since: Jan 11

Lake Geneva, WI

#16 Apr 13, 2018
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>It is your programmed view (and pack of lies) that welfare recipients are too lazy to work. About 55% of food stamp recipients are working people. They just don't earn enough money to make ends meet. And that is the fault of a federal government which won't allow a decent increase in the minimum wage. Others include the elderly, single parents with infants and young children, and those whose state of health leaves them unable to work.

Private donations don't even cause a ripple in the sea of human hunger.
OK, I'll take you at your word. That then begs the question, "if all your work experiences has lead to to the point where the only thing you're qualified to do is flip burgers, why should I be forced to pay for your food?"

Here's a thought. If these food stamp folks want MORE, how about buying raw food and learn to fricking cook? But no, we can't have any expectations or requirements, we just have to accept that frozen pizza and burritos should be allowed cause it's easier.

Which leads perfectly back to the point, if all these people have infants and young children, HOW can they have money for drugs and NOT food for their kids?

BTW, take a look at some pics from the food stamp crowd. They're often bigger around than they are tall. After that, get back to me about that "sea of human hunger"......
Impeach the Creep

Madison, WI

#17 Apr 13, 2018
BHM5267 wrote:
<quoted text>

OK, I'll take you at your word. That then begs the question, "if all your work experiences has lead to to the point where the only thing you're qualified to do is flip burgers, why should I be forced to pay for your food?"

Here's a thought. If these food stamp folks want MORE, how about buying raw food and learn to fricking cook? But no, we can't have any expectations or requirements, we just have to accept that frozen pizza and burritos should be allowed cause it's easier.

Which leads perfectly back to the point, if all these people have infants and young children, HOW can they have money for drugs and NOT food for their kids?

BTW, take a look at some pics from the food stamp crowd. They're often bigger around than they are tall. After that, get back to me about that "sea of human hunger"......
Frozen crap isnít just easier, itís cheaper and faster.

$5 at the $1 McMenu buys 5 terrible things.

$5 at the grocery store buys a pound of raw burger, no sides.

God Bless America.

“Happy Spring”

Since: Dec 09

Just hanging out.

#18 Apr 13, 2018
Impeach the Creep wrote:
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Frozen crap isnít just easier, itís cheaper and faster.

$5 at the $1 McMenu buys 5 terrible things.

$5 at the grocery store buys a pound of raw burger, no sides.

God Bless America.
Your making me hungry for a french fry, havn't had a fry in a long time.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#19 Apr 13, 2018
BHM5267 wrote:
<quoted text>

OK, I'll take you at your word. That then begs the question, "if all your work experiences has lead to to the point where the only thing you're qualified to do is flip burgers, why should I be forced to pay for your food?"

Here's a thought. If these food stamp folks want MORE, how about buying raw food and learn to fricking cook? But no, we can't have any expectations or requirements, we just have to accept that frozen pizza and burritos should be allowed cause it's easier.

Which leads perfectly back to the point, if all these people have infants and young children, HOW can they have money for drugs and NOT food for their kids?

BTW, take a look at some pics from the food stamp crowd. They're often bigger around than they are tall. After that, get back to me about that "sea of human hunger"......
You are evil.
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#20 Apr 13, 2018
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
If the Constitution would allow such an intrusion into people's lives, then it should be torn to shreds.
It is no surprise you would immediately attempt to support and validate a bunch of druggie slovenliness. It's part of your desire to deconstruct America.

Laws and regulations are designed to alter human behavior, usually bad human behavior. That holds true whether it is a bunch of Socialists and anarchists like you in your attempts to alter human behavior to support your destructiveness, or limited efforts to inhibit your compatriots from using their children's food stamps to buy drugs and fast food.
Penguin

United States

#21 Apr 17, 2018
SirPrize wrote:
What is more democratic than letting states decide how to spend the money it gets from the Federal Government?
Reducing state government and increasing aide.
FDTSI92211

Palm Desert, CA

#22 Apr 25, 2018
Fair is Fair wrote:
<quoted text>

I think Seniors should undergo drug testing in order to receive Social Security and Medicare.

All disabled receiving SSI should undergo drug testing.

All government employees must undergo drug testing before they can receive any compensation or pensions due them at retirement.

All military personnel should undergo drug testing in order to receive any and all compensations, medals or burials.

Anyone who is utilizing Secret Service for their personal safety must undergo drug testing.

Anyone who has a job that is solely or partly funded by government grants must be drug tested.

Did I leave out anyone who is on the government payroll?
I AGREE......you did forget a few, though:

ALL PUBLIC OFFICIALS (Federal, State and Local - ie: Police Officers, Fire Personnel, Teachers, ext);

ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS (Federal, State and Local - ie: U.S. President, and all others down the line, including your local City Councilman);

ALL CANDIDATES who are running for any Federal, State or Local Office or Seat;

AND TO ADD TO ONE OF YOURS....Any person, company, organization, corporation, contractor, subcontractor, vendor or any other person/entity that receives any Federal, State or County FUNDS (not just grants) must ensure they are enrolled and actively engaged in a "Drug Prevention & Employee Testing Program" that include all forms for testing, using TITLE 49 CFR Part 40 and Part 382 as their guidebook.

So, YES! I fully agree with you! if we ask just one group to test, we should ask ALL TO TEST. It's the fair and unbiased approach, don't you think????

Happy days to all!
www.fdtsi.com

“4 years of Libs in agony!”

Since: Jan 11

Lake Geneva, WI

#23 Apr 25, 2018
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>You are evil.
One man's "evil" is another man's truth & fact.
myOpinion

United States

#24 Apr 25, 2018
Drug test government and state officials first, hair folic test. Because if they are using or have used drug's themselves then their not about to pass or at least fully enforce a law against drug's.
NeedToKnowInfo

United States

#25 Apr 25, 2018
W.V started drug testing for benefits in 2017. They published January that only 4 out of 900 welfare recipients tested positive. Question? W.V. is suppose to be number 1 in drug deaths in the nation, so how do only 4 out of 900 people test positive?

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