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user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vault Dweller
SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" That's incorrect Preemplyment drug screening is at the descretion of the employer, it is not a requirement. and I think this is f**king stupid."


Why do people think unemployment is f**king welfare? These people HAD jobs, in which they were drug tested, to begin with.



Plus, they already tried this in Florida with unemployment and lost so much money doing so. Less than 1% of the applicants failed.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
24th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫♥♬:</b>" All the hard drugs only stay in your system a few days."</blockquote>




Ikr? That's what makes this whole idea even more assanine....

☮[The Mrs.] FJB Due December 4; 3 kids; North Carolina 14335 posts
24th Apr '13

This is from an article from the 10th......




Texas lawmakers are debating several bills that would require drug testing of those who receive state benefits.



Kens5 San Antonio reports there have been nearly a dozen bills this session that would create tougher rules for those seeking unemployment benefits and other financial assistance -- and many include drug testing as a requirement.



The Senate passed a bill Wednesday to drug test some welfare applicants and cut off drug users from receiving money. It is now set to go to the House for consideration.
Senate Bill 11 requires adults receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits to submit to a drug screening questionnaire and, if necessary, a drug test.



It includes a provision that allows the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to designate someone else to receive benefits on a child's behalf if their parent tests positive for drugs. The payee would also be subject to a drug test.





Other bills under debate include those which would require applicants for unemployment benefits to submit to drug testing, will be heard Wednesday in the Economic and Small Business Development Committee.



Texas State Republican Senator Tommy Williams' SB 21 -- which would subject Texans' eligible for unemployment compensation benefits to a drug test -- passed out of that chamber's Economic Development Committee, but it has not yet been placed on the Senate calendar.



Williams told The Spring Observer the purpose of unemployment benefits was to provide a temporary source of income to "qualified, able and ready to work individuals looking for employment".



"An individual who is using illegal drugs or abusing controlled substances illegally is not ready to return to work," he said.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
24th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" First, is it a legal requirement for a job? I know I've never been drug tested for a job. . . I don't ... [snip!] ... necessities because their parents failed a drug test. I think there are bigger issues at hand then drug testing for welfare. "</blockquote>




i agree with this...

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
24th Apr '13

most hardcore drugs get out of your system in a week, or even less then that.



So, stop taking drugs, pass test. Start up again.



Seems like a a waste of money.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting A is Me:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♫♥♬:</b>" All the hard drugs only stay in ... [snip!] ... only stay in your system a few days."</blockquote> Ikr? That's what makes this whole idea even more assanine...."


yup so pot smokers will be punished....and what pot smokers are selling their munchies for more pot? no one! its the f**king crack and dope heads doing that shit...

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vault Dweller
user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting ☮[The Mrs.].
user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" most hardcore drugs get out of your system in a week, or even less then that. So, stop taking drugs, pass test. Start up again. Seems like a a waste of money. "



Part of the Georgia law is to require random drug screens, to prevent that.

Princess Celestia +1 1 child; Tallahassee, Florida 3636 posts
24th Apr '13

I think it's pretty dumb. Harder stuff only stays in your system a few days and it takes more money to drug test them all than they would actually save.



I've cheated drug tests before. I'm sure the people on benefits would try, and I'm sure a lot would succeed.



Also, if this is a real article, I'm surprised it hasn't blown up on my Facebook news feed. This is the sort of thing that usually would cause a stir... especially being from the capitol of Florida...

☮[The Mrs.] FJB Due December 4; 3 kids; North Carolina 14335 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Vault Dweller
SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" this Taking away food stamps, etc b/c the parents have a drug problem is not going to improve the life of the child. I would rather the kid be fed and the money wasted, personally"


And that's what I'd like to call compassion for humans. So many people are willing to hurt children just to prove a point to adults. "You have a horrible meth addiction? Well, you nasty b***h! Now your kids will starve!"

Sloth clusterfuck, LA, Sri Lanka 106716 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting ☮[The Mrs.].
BrittanieY 18 kids; South Carolina 16634 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vault Dweller