Friday, March 27, 2009

common sense ...

... funny how common sense becomes obvious when money necessitates. For years I have said that welfare recipients need to be periodically drug screened, now it looks like it will be a reality. Of course the "civil liberties" advocates are up in arms.
"...civil liberties advocates fear the strategy could backfire, discouraging some people from seeking financial aid and making already desperate situations worse."
Replace the words "financial aid" with "employment" and see how asinine their PC rhetoric is. This argument holds no weight when you consider that most people applying for a job have to submit to drug screening.

Now if we could just stop increasing welfare benefits for woman who keep having children while on government subsidies. That should nip that right in the bud.

The real reason the civil liberties groups are distressed is because they now have to scramble for alternatives to buy the poor populations votes.

1 comment:

Mark said...

I am among the thousands of unemployed folks in a North Carolina county which borders two counties in Virginia with that states highest rate of unemployment. For more than 40 years I paid for unemployment insurance and have no problem at all, for the very first time, accepting the temporary help of $195 each week. Drug testing for me? I also paid for insurance which pays my mortgage each month when I am involuntarily unemployed. Drug testing for this too? Beneficiaries of insurance policies are not the same as recipients of welfare and food stamps.