Will Oklahoma Unemployed Become New Casualties In Drug War?

There are 4 comments on the Jan 28, 2013, Okie Funk story titled Will Oklahoma Unemployed Become New Casualties In Drug War?. In it, Okie Funk reports that:

A legislative bill that would require people seeking unemployment benefits to be drug tested for illegal drugs could add needless bureaucracy and costs to state government and is most likely unconstitutional because it violates the right to privacy.

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“Forever Is Promised To No One”

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#1 Jan 28, 2013
If you want a free ride, you got to pay for the ride someway. I don't want my tax dollars going to support a drug habit.
Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#2 Jan 30, 2013
And I don't want my tax dollars used to violate the fourth amendment rights of the unemployed. Since when did losing a job become a crime? Using the same logic all legislators should be regularly drug tested since they take tax dollars and do very little productive work.

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

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#3 Jan 30, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
And I don't want my tax dollars used to violate the fourth amendment rights of the unemployed. Since when did losing a job become a crime? Using the same logic all legislators should be regularly drug tested since they take tax dollars and do very little productive work.
Before the election, we were told the economy was growing at a rate of 1.1 percent. Actually our growth rate is .01, below Cuba and China. Wages wont’ change, jobs won’t be produced………elections have consequences. We were lied to again by Obama, the MSM (his boy toys), and the White House. Obama has now reversed history, we are back to being Europe.
truth

Norman, OK

#4 Jan 30, 2013
We spend far too much on these "wars" on domestic and social issues. Ya know, the war on drugs, the war on immigration, the war on terror, the war on overdue library book fees, ad infinitum.

Seems like everything in America is some kind of war, competition, or race to some ends. Pretty pathetic how our false economy in America has to create jobs via creating bureaucracies aimed at limiting individuals' civil liberties and personal life choices.

Oklahoma's unemployed, as well as every other right to work state's unemployed, need to learn how to organize and reel in new industry and innovations backed by union protection. Right to work states have some of the worst health and quality of life conditions in the the US, and it's about time these poor states receive adequate pay and guaranteed raises based on qualifications and time spent in the company.

Wake up and unionize your labor force already, Oklahoma!

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