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Drug Test the Welfarians

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:37 pm
by k.d.
Walker's got a plan. It might get shot down by the Feds.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-0 ... recipients

Personally, I am against drug laws and welfare. Get rid of them both.

Re: Drug Test the Welfarians

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:20 am
by j.p.
We pretty much have been a welfare state all my years. However only certain kinds of welfare gets the "welfare" tag.
I don't have a problem with the gov't helping out with the scourge of addiction. Put to single out the able bodied folks with no dependents is just a lazy, cynical, punitive political action. It is basically a "stick-it-to-em" Republican stunt with no net benefit to society.

I agree that drug laws are retarded.

Re: Drug Test the Welfarians

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:30 am
by k.d.
Welfarians are no benefit to society.

Re: Drug Test the Welfarians

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:48 am
by j.p.
k.d. wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:30 am
Welfarians are no benefit to society.
you shouldn't be so hard on yourself

Re: Drug Test the Welfarians

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:22 am
by b.w. richardson
When I was told to pee in a bottle to prove the company wasn't hiring a crazed drug addict, I considered whether taking the job was worth the invasion of my privacy, and I violated my principles and took the job. So I was all set to say people should suck it up and pee in the bottle if they want the government payments.

But then I got to the word "government" and realized that if the government tried to pull what the company did, it would be an unreasonable search and seizure and therefore unconstitutional. Never mind that the Fourth Amendment is routinely ignored every day (taken a flight lately?), I come down on the side of the Welfarians on this one.

Re: Drug Test the Welfarians

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:21 pm
by k.d.
Isn't welfare unconstitutional?

Re: Drug Test the Welfarians

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:40 pm
by j.p.
k.d. wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:21 pm
Isn't welfare unconstitutional?
what is welfare ?

Re: Drug Test the Welfarians

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:34 pm
by k.d.
which? Corporate or slutty unwed mothers.

Re: Drug Test the Welfarians

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:36 am
by j.p.
k.d. wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:34 pm
which? Corporate or slutty unwed mothers.
Those are the easy ones. What about the 30% the gov't pays some of us to cover our mortage interest ? What did we do to earn that ?

Re: Drug Test the Welfarians

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:36 am
by k.d.
I don't think getting to keep your own money would qualify as welfare.