Poll finds strong support for drug te...

Poll finds strong support for drug testing welfare recipients

There are 6 comments on the Richmond Times-Dispatch story from Feb 9, 2012, titled Poll finds strong support for drug testing welfare recipients. In it, Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that:

More than 75 percent of Virginians think welfare recipients should be required to pass a drug test to receive benefits, according to a new poll released this morning.

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Sheik Yerbouti

Richmond, IN

#1 Feb 9, 2012
Amazing how quickly some americans will surrender the rights of others. Does the fourth and fifth amendments ring a bell?

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#2 Feb 14, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
Amazing how quickly some americans will surrender the rights of others. Does the fourth and fifth amendments ring a bell?
I have to be drug tested for my job . My tax money goes to these people . If these people have money for drugs , do they really need welfare? Why not give them GOVERNMENT WEED instead of government cheese? Maybe when the police confiscate drugs they could distribute the drugs at the welfare office .
less babble more thought

AOL

#3 Feb 17, 2012
Entering into employment means one is entering into an agreement to be drug tested, people who receive TANF do not.This is clearly "piling on" an scapegoating persons who are NOT by definition of NEED, Criminals. If someone is found guilty of drug possession, or use, in a HUD housing unit, they are evicted and lose rights. However, THERE is NO Mandatory DRUG SCREENING>>>>IN this case, there is not an agreement to be drug screened by the recipients. I am really sick of some mean "tax payers" (one wonders if indeed they actually pay taxes, does that give them special insight into the character of others?) Gee whiz, last time I checked, drug addiction was a disease, a treatable disease. OH, why aren't all the rabble rousers asking for testing for alcohol levels??? too close to home??
Darnit

Winchester, VA

#4 Feb 19, 2012
less babble more thought wrote:
Entering into employment means one is entering into an agreement to be drug tested, people who receive TANF do not.This is clearly "piling on" an scapegoating persons who are NOT by definition of NEED, Criminals. If someone is found guilty of drug possession, or use, in a HUD housing unit, they are evicted and lose rights. However, THERE is NO Mandatory DRUG SCREENING>>>>IN this case, there is not an agreement to be drug screened by the recipients. I am really sick of some mean "tax payers" (one wonders if indeed they actually pay taxes, does that give them special insight into the character of others?) Gee whiz, last time I checked, drug addiction was a disease, a treatable disease. OH, why aren't all the rabble rousers asking for testing for alcohol levels??? too close to home??
Also a preventable disease.
drinK the hivE

New York, NY

#5 Feb 19, 2012
Mandatory Drug' Testing 4 Investment Bankers(Wall St) Is Nice 2...

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heh

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Feb 20, 2012
It's a poll taken in Virginia. Are the results a surprise?

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