Should people who get welfare/ssi be drug tested?

Created by Proud American on Jul 20, 2008

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Yes, many workers do

No, they need their privacy

Since: Nov 08

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#169 Jan 31, 2012
I'm convinced you are getting SSI.

I had one woman and I needed to know her daughter's age, so I asked her.
First time she told me about the daughter's college ambitions, on and on, so I asked again.
This time I heard about her daughter's car problesm, her problems at work, on and on.
Finally, on the thirf try, she told me how old the daughter was.
It took her 5 minutes to say "21".
VBobier

Temecula, CA

#170 Jan 31, 2012
BeHereNow wrote:
I'm convinced you are getting SSI.
I had one woman and I needed to know her daughter's age, so I asked her.
First time she told me about the daughter's college ambitions, on and on, so I asked again.
This time I heard about her daughter's car problem, her problems at work, on and on.
Finally, on the third try, she told me how old the daughter was.
It took her 5 minutes to say "21".
My Mother once said Women don't like to talk about their age or about their Daughters ages, but She was from Texas, Early stock from what She told Me, Conestoga wagon and a female ancestor that walked to Texas before It was a Republic. So that may explain why It took You 3 tries to get that info as She sounds like She was trying to evade the question...
VBobier

Temecula, CA

#171 Jan 31, 2012
Thanks for that, Living comfortable I'm not doing, oh sure I pay for all of the bills, but I have to skimp on Food to pay for jeans or shirts, pay for DMV Registration($107 last year), So No proper Dinner, just a sandwich or two...

You ought to see how much I spend on the food budget, this month It's $115.43 and that doesn't include the food for My cat Grace, She's My only company.

My car is now 13 years old, I'm lucky that it's a 1999 FORD Escort zx2 Hot Coupe, of course the A/C under the dash is still leak prone, so I have no working a/c and I live in a desert too, as the place I had fix the a/c under the hood didn't tell Me that they couldn't work under the dash or that there was any a/c under the dash at all until it was way too late...

If I owned a house outright, like one of those empty foreclosed homes that are ready to move into, deed and keys, then I'd be able to afford a newer used car and the loan for It and not need to skimp to make the ends meet or need any increase beyond what is already a part of US law, but then no one gives cars away, not in CA, unless their unrepairable junk. But at least I have No Debt as I have no credit score anymore, It was going down since the 90's from not using any credit, like in a mortgage, but then I never had a credit card, My family just didn't do that, they were old fashioned in that respect.
cajuvinny

New Orleans, LA

#172 Feb 3, 2012
lawsuits due the false positive/incorrect testing, etc. In addition, the people kicked off of the program might resort to stealing or any number of law breaking enterprises and end up in the court/jail system and might create more of a burden for the state and federal government.im on ssi i dont do drugs say to they do this wer da cash come from to test us it well come from the tax payer money dont thank it wont so ya rater get charged more than let be dats stuped
cajuvinny

New Orleans, LA

#173 Feb 3, 2012
Tired of FreeLoaders wrote:
They should not be issued a check or food stamps if they cannot take a negative urine test. The only exception should be for individuals who have prescriptions from a legitimate doctor. Too many "recipients" abuse the system and I am personally sick of it. It disgusts me to see so many of them run around doing nothing except chasing their next high, all on the tax payers dime.
lawsuits due the false positive/incorrect testing, etc. In addition, the people kicked off of the program might resort to stealing or any number of law breaking enterprises and end up in the court/jail system and might create more of a burden for the state and federal government.im on ssi i dont do drugs say to they do this wer da cash come from to test us it well come from the tax payer money dont thank it wont so ya rater get charged more than let be dats stuped

Since: Nov 08

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#174 Feb 6, 2012
They're already stealing.
I've got at least a dozen on my caseload that spend a month in jail for every one they get SSI. A regular revolving door.

They're not able to work, but somehow they manage to climb to the roof, and break into a liqour store or pharmacy.
That's after they graduate from street corner muggings.

Of course some are not that ambitious, and just deal drugs.
Still end up in jail.
VBobier

Temecula, CA

#175 Feb 6, 2012
BeHereNow wrote:
They're already stealing.
I've got at least a dozen on my caseload that spend a month in jail for every one they get SSI. A regular revolving door.
They're not able to work, but somehow they manage to climb to the roof, and break into a liquor store or pharmacy.
That's after they graduate from street corner muggings.
Of course some are not that ambitious, and just deal drugs.
Still end up in jail.
Well shouldn't their going to prison for their criminal activity end their involvement with SSI for good? I'd hope so Myself.

Since: Nov 08

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#176 Feb 7, 2012
You have a real sense of humor there.
That's a good one.
End their SSI just because they are convincted criminals.

As long as they are free to roam the streets, they get their SSI, and medical card.
You've got a good imagination, I'll say that for you.
anon

United States

#177 Apr 4, 2012
I have a disability and I'm waiting on getting SSI. I cannot work. I have worked in the past, but I was diagnosed with my disability in 2005. I am only 21 years old. I used marijuana in the past to help me deal with the pain I go through. I have many sleepless nights and don't think I should be denied SSI because I'm trying to deal with pain.
Thoughts from a druggie

Duluth, MN

#178 Apr 5, 2012
Doddridge Citizen wrote:
Wow, this is a tough question. I wouldn't refuse a drug test, but I don't use drugs. Individual rights vs. the best interest of society as a whole. I think it should be an all or none kind of thing. Drug testing to get your drivers licence renewed? That would make a lot of people angry! Drug testing before you get utility service? Where do you draw the line?
If you don't want to get drug tested at work, you get another job. That's your choice. See what I'm getting at? So I don't know the answer to this one.
I agree ware's the line all these people want drug testing for welfare I wonder if they would like drug testing for their job,driving,getting a perscription for pain killers ? How would they like to be treated like a criminal o and the dummy who said o im not looking at putting them in jail you dumb as* drugs are illegal you piss dirty your kids can be taking away and put into foster care so then the state needs more money from YOU THE WORKIN MAN you poor fools while agree trashy people are a blight nothing you can do about that wont cost you more in the end ......my sugestion learn from these trashy blights and give your self some help ha ha
beckley woman

Bellevue, WA

#179 May 11, 2012
i have been in wv sense 2001
and i agree that some of the people who r on ssi or ss and welfare should be tested i my self is on it but i do not do drugs nor do i like it.
its a real shame that ppl uses
the grovement to thier own cash flow for drugs and drinking habbits. my husband has looked for a job in coal mining but so far noone is hurrying for red hats its very rough on us
but yeah they all should be tested so ppl who could get it can.
ofgs

San Juan, Philippines

#180 May 18, 2012
YES
workin mom

Pikeville, KY

#181 May 19, 2012
yeah i dont have insurance 4 my boys and it is hard that was all i ask 4 from me and my husband both worked at fastfood and they told me i made 2 much that pissed me off because i work hard and they can eben help me out with doc bills SO YES DRUG TEST
worker

Louisville, KY

#182 Jun 28, 2012
I dont think ANYONE should be recieving free money! Including food stamps ssi checks and medical care.. I have worked every single day of my life since I was 16. If I have to pay for doctors/medicene and food so should everyone else. For Elderly people that are disabled there's a thing called RETIREMENT. Which you recieve from WORKING.
oooo

Charleston, WV

#183 Jul 13, 2012
stop the welfare, for these free loaders
drug test is a good ideal

Columbus, OH

#184 Sep 7, 2012
i can see ware alot of people get ticked off about this around the first of the month on midnight hour go buy any atm and you will see people lined up to get there money from these machines now i know they aint going to pay yhtere bills at 12/1 am in the morning and you can tell alot of them are probalby drug users. so yeah im all for it pee in the cup it has created a big problem and i know of people that are trying to get ssi and really dont need it they just are lazy and dont wanna work but what the hell can ya do kinda crazy.
james

Long Beach, CA

#185 Oct 13, 2012
I can see most people are not that smart.You pay taxes as you work and when its not 40 quarters you get SSI if you become Disabled befor a certain age Social Security will not give you your disabulity check based on your taxes because its not enough so SSI coming from other tax payers money is realy not coming from other tax peoples money for that reson.And a true Disabulity is a day job of every day.SSI welfare is not a limited thing its a retirement that even older people get if you passed the SGA limit the Judge will not rule SSA Disabulity in your favor for 5 to 15 years depending on age and SGA work history.Any time you go on public roads and you call 911 for help and you have a birth certificate or a visa green card that right is a welfare.Because not everyone has to show the same help as they do to others regardless of the law.
Yes

Charleston, WV

#186 Oct 31, 2012
I agree fully

Since: Feb 08

Greenwood WV

#187 Oct 31, 2012
Ohio has a work requirement for receiving food stamps. If you don't have a job, you get to volunteer somewhere for 30 hours a week until you find one. Why can't WV do that?

Since: Nov 08

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#188 Nov 8, 2012
Ohio and 475 other states no loner have work requirement for food stamps, they have been gettin waivers - exmptions, one year at a time.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/rules/memo/PRWOR...

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