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[State] Rick Perry, Dewhurst Support Drug Testing for Welfare, Unemployment Benefits

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by percicles, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. percicles

    percicles Contributing Member

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    This policy really worked well in Florida. Fiscal conservatives will applaud it.

    For reference:

     
  2. RocketMan Tex

    RocketMan Tex Contributing Member

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    Somebody ought to drug test those two assclowns....
     
  3. David Stern

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    I'm sure they would test positive for prescribed drugs...
     
  4. Baba Booey

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    you gotta love the logic:

    "This program is costing us too much money. What can we do to alleviate costs? I know, we'll add an extra expense. Brilliant!"

    At this point, with republicans complaining about 47% not paying income tax, with some voicing opinions that they should pay something (even though they are against raising taxes in EVERY OTHER INSTANCE), along with this nonsense about drug testing for welfare, it's clear that cost has nothing to do with it. These tactics are clearly punitive in nature.
     
  5. DimeDropper

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    No call for drug testing executives of Wall Street banks prior to receiving trillions in welfare?
     
  6. ROXRAN

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    Drugs bad. Wood good. .
     
  7. Midixinormous

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    I really don't understand why people are so against this, I think they should expand it to include all elected officials.
     
  8. False

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    Because many people who use drugs still need welfare benefits. Many children dependent on parents who are drug addicts need every dollar they can get even if 50 cents on every dollar goes to drugs. Because it is a fiscally irresponsible policy that sounds good, but takes a terrible human and economic toll. All of these are huge reasons not to pursue this policy.

    But screw all that numbers mess and screw those kids who should have known better than be born to some deadbeat dads and moms. In fact, let's spend as much as it takes so that everyone has to get drug tests at least every week. Let's also require everyone to take lie detectors.

    PAID FOR BY THE DRUG TESTING INDUSTRY OF TEXAS
     
  9. Major

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    Because it's just a big taxpayer subsidy to drug testing companies. Like Voter ID, it's a solution to a problem that doesn't exist - as demonstrated by Florida. You end up spending more money to accomplish less.
     
  10. Raven

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    Political posturing.

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. cml750

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    I support the idea of drug testing welfare recipients. I get drug tested at work and would lose my job and income if I test positive which would obviously affect my children. You see I have to be a responsible adult. I know this is a novel concept, but why should the government keep giving money to drug abusers with children?? I would be in favor of a three strike rule for drug addicts with children. After the third strike, they lose the welfare and the children. If their parents can't get off of drugs for their children's sake then they are not fit to be parents.
     
  12. DimeDropper

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    Should farmers receiving price supports or ethanol credits be drug-tested?
     
  13. cml750

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    I have no problem with that although I do have a problem with the ethanol mandate.
     
  14. GladiatoRowdy

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    You do realize that Texas will pay far more than it will save with this policy, right?
     
  15. Rocket River

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    YES!!! Let's have a bunch of drug addicted people who have no money or means to get money . . .. loose on the streets.

    I am sure someone strung out on meth, bath salts or crack
    will be a perfectly safe and calm member of society . . . . . esp if they are homeless, hungry and fiending . .. .
    WHEW!! Bring on Utopia!!

    Rocket River
     
  16. Classic

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    You're motivated if your Rick Perry's bro and own the franchise rights to Any Lab Test Now! in the urban areas of the big cities in Texas and you make Perry a member of your corporation as a 'silent' advisor.

    http://www.anylabtestnow.com/
     
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  17. David Stern

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    Interesting....
     
  18. David Stern

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    Where did you get that info from?
     
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    That is possible, but what does money have to do with it? The benefit of testing is that the state will not be paying for illegal drug use and will also help to identify homes where children are raised by drug addicts. Often times children raised in these situations grow up to do the same thing. This could help break the cycle. This would require people to be responsible to receive benefits. If these people could get off of drugs, they may be able to find employment and get off of welfare all together. Do you really support just giving away things to drug addicts? Do you support leaving children in homes being raised by drug addicts?
     
  20. Classic

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    I was using the scenario as a hypothetical. It's obvious though in seeking this type of policy somebody stands to profit and tax payers stand to lose.
     

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