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love it...... http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4305348

-the thinker @ over 2 years ago

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it was going to happen, surprised it happened this quickly

Tjaden Froyda @ over 2 years ago

Rochester, MN, USA

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He should be forced to repay a portion of his salary.

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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AMI,, Once they pay him, it's his money to waste any way he chooses. But he does deserve equal treatment under the law.

jc @ over 2 years ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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Are professional athletes not fined for drug abuse? This would be the same thing. A fine for drug abuse.

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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I'd like any individual directly receiving government funds to be drug tested as a contingency for the payment.

Racer X @ over 2 years ago

Winder, GA 30680, USA

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If it's good enough for welfare recipients, it's good enough for politicians...cops...teachers...etc.

Racer X @ over 2 years ago

Winder, GA 30680, USA

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Athletes are held to a higher standard than politicians. You can't expect politicians to adhere to the laws which they have enacted. That's just crazy.

jc @ over 2 years ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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What was I thinking!? haha

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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And Racer, I agree 100%

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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i just thought that was funny.

-the thinker @ over 2 years ago

Troy, MI, USA

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Funny in a sad, hypocritical sort of way

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Yay let's waste taxpayer money on drug tests!

srorriM & ekomS @ over 2 years ago

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What's a bigger waste? Drug tests, or letting people waste away while we pretend like we're making a difference?

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Testing would cost about $250 million annually. We spend about $80 BILLION a year in food stamp provisions.

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Scheduled drug tests are a waste. Random tests would be much more affective. And they should always include the people authorizing the tests.

jc @ over 2 years ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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Great we have come to an agreement. Random drug tests for all welfare recipients and government employees.

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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I believe most federal employees and contractors are already subject to random tests.

jc @ over 2 years ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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Then we're halfway there

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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so, what would / should be the consequence? and equally for all substances?

UndrWater @ over 2 years ago

Cerritos, CA, USA

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Death

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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No, I think people who are destitute and addicted should be given the option to check in at a Federal rehab center. If they choose not to, then they are on their own.

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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And yes equally for all substances classified as illegal in their state/district.

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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If you can buy weed, you can buy food

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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If you got time to get high, you got time to pound the street looking for a job

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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And if the problem is now beyond your control, we have a place where you can get help. Otherwise, I wish you all the best.

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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And that place is federal rehab? How much does that cost?

srorriM & ekomS @ over 2 years ago

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probably cheaper than a prison. not sure if it's cheaper than "welfare".

UndrWater @ over 2 years ago

Cerritos, CA, USA

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I think you have the quotes around the wrong word there

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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I used the quotes there 'cause it can mean so much.

UndrWater @ over 2 years ago

Cerritos, CA, USA

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Sure, I understand where you're coming from. Let's say we are referring to subsidies provided that are not directly related to the health of an individual.

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Or funded via the work of that individual (unemployment, social security).

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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So basically if you're healthy and have not funded the benefit you are receiving then you should be tested.

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Who cares if welfare recipients use drugs they're animals anyway let them lose their souls

Mr. Pink @ over 2 years ago

Strongsville, OH, USA

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The obvious solution here is to get rid of welfare entirely. It's done great damage to our society and is clearly out of control, corrupt, and has blatantly obvious conflicts of interest for both the politicians that run it and the recipients. There

Arlington Heights @ over 2 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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is no philanthropic value in a third party holding a gun to someone's head, taking a portion of party A's wealth and handing it to party B. That's theft. At best there is complacent acceptance and at worst outright resentment. Assistance for the poor

Arlington Heights @ over 2 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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should be handled by churches and charities where transactions are voluntarily and there are no conflicts of interest. This is how a free society should handle this.

Arlington Heights @ over 2 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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AMI,, I checked on the policy at WAPFB. Any contractor who bids on a "clearance" category contract (everything but grass mowing) must have a drug test policy for all employees. Civilian govt employees are all subject to random tests.

jc @ over 2 years ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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That would be WPAFB.

jc @ over 2 years ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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AH, I think the percentage of the population who believe that welfare is theft is likely very small. If philanthropic enterprises could replace welfare, I'd agree with you.

UndrWater @ over 2 years ago

Cerritos, CA, USA

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jc, cool, just as you originally thought

AMI @ over 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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the government contracts I now write contain: . 1: initial drug test, by an approved lab 2: random testing, at my discretion 3: federal background check 4: local (state) background check 5: proof of citizenship . and that includes lawn mowers

H2O @ over 2 years ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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But not Obamaphones.

The Drew @ over 2 years ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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I'm not mowing YOUR grass. You nosy bastard!

jc @ over 2 years ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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He set himself, the hypocrisy NEVER ends. More to follow suit.

Bankai! @ over 2 years ago

Huntsville, AL 35806, USA

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