Lawmakers want to impose drug tests o...

Lawmakers want to impose drug tests on the neediest

There are 7 comments on the Bangor Daily News story from Dec 18, 2012, titled Lawmakers want to impose drug tests on the neediest. In it, Bangor Daily News reports that:

Republican state lawmakers, whose appetite for deporting illegal immigrants may be waning along with their standing among Latino voters, are shifting their gazes to welfare recipients.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Bangor Daily News.

Sheik Yerbouti

Richmond, IN

#1 Dec 21, 2012
This is just more political posturing and class warfare by rethugs! Lawmakers that come up with these ridiculous ideas should be drug tested. They get government money don't they?
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#2 Dec 21, 2012
Some how it is o.k. to randomly drug test hard working people, embarrass them and destroy their careers and lives because they took a hit or two of pot at a party or were just unlucky enough to get a false positive but those who live off of the taxes paid by hard working people can sit around all day doing drugs and even the mention of drug testing them is racist, cruel and an invasion of their privacy and rights. I guess it is the same mind set that says we should take money from hard working people and give it to those who don't want to work.
El Cid

Austin, TX

#3 Dec 22, 2012
People on welfare who will not or cannot support themselves should be drug tested randomly and if positive have to reimburse the cost of the test and be kicked off of welfare for 90 days before being allowed to reapply.
Alcohol and nicotine should also be tested for since people on welfare should be buying food and not those legal drugs.

Pearland, TX

#4 Dec 22, 2012
Get over it El Cid, I guess you want to check there breath for chocolate also.
El Cid

Austin, TX

#5 Dec 22, 2012
Juan wrote:
Get over it El Cid, I guess you want to check there breath for chocolate also.
Good idea, thanks for that one. No coffe or sugar either, just beans and rice, u should know that.
Tick tock.

Pearland, TX

#6 Dec 23, 2012
Most of us don't waste our money on things like chocolate and candy, that's why there are so many obese Americans.
El Cid

Austin, TX

#7 Dec 23, 2012
Juan wrote:
Most of us don't waste our money on things like chocolate and candy, that's why there are so many obese Americans.
Many obese Mexicans and other latinos I see all the time spending my money at the grocery stores on everything unhealthy imagineable. I know many many are Mexican because I will talk with them while waiting in line. Totally freaks them out that a pale red head gringo speaks their language better than they do. I speak actual Spanish and not the gutteral version spoken in Mexico. I learned it while stationed in Spain in the 80s. I tried some of my Spanglish while there and the locals thought I was some peasant straight off the farm or an ex convict as that is how they talked there. Guess it fits that is what their former colonies speak. The exception in Mexico is the higher class Mexicans, of course.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

US News Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 6 min Politico Incorrecto 1,783,462
News Melania Trump says US should govern - with hear... 9 min fish and poi 524
News Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigr... 12 min Annie Oakly 16
News Transgenderism: 'Equality' for the Insane 13 min TerriB1 23
News Analysis: Tax cuts, spending to raise deficit t... 16 min Annie Oakly 96
News Ex-GOP Mayor Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80M ... 18 min Annie Oakly 24
News Congress doesn't want you to eat your dog or cat 21 min Johnny Argent 729
News Plurality of Americans think Trump is failing (Mar '17) 30 min River Tam 88,356
News Trump's land of delusion 47 min fish and poi 886
News New charges filed against Manafort in Russia probe 2 hr freelancehobo 325