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698 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by KikiPeepers

Should people on public assistance be forced to take regular drug tests to keep getting aid?

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17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 7/25/04 - 2:30:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
It would be nice, but it would be very expensive.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 7/25/04 - 3:23:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes I think they should. But like you said, they're probably too expensive to have done regularly.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 7/26/04 - 5:47:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
That would be a very good way to make sure the money isn't wasted (on drugs). But its expensive blah blah blah.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 7/30/04 - 2:44:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, that way you could know they are spending it on drugs.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/12/04 - 9:24:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
some should
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/23/04 - 11:06:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Most of the people I've met on public assistance are on multiple prescription drugs,which is part of the reason they are on public assistance! Medical care is priced way beyond the means of a large portion of the American populace, including me! I have gone without my ADHD medicine for a year and a half now, because I have no medical coverage, and my bad cholesteral is at 500 because I can't afford to eat right on the paltry wages I recieve. I used to get 11.57 an hour for similar work, but now I'm making eight, and part time at that!!!
If I didn't care about right and wrong,I could make ten times that selling drugs, but I won't let big brother drive me to it. the state of our country is despicable with honest hard working people reduced to poverty because of corporate greed.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/23/04 - 11:09:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
If by "public assistance" you're referring to welfare and the such, then yes, I think it would be a good idea.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 8/24/04 - 7:53:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
yes they should. there is no reason to support someone when they can not even keep themselves clean.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 11/20/04 - 2:45:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, that's a good idea.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/13/04 - 12:55:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
of course not. being in drugs in no way effects whether someone should be entitled to "public assistance" which i assume is the same as welfare.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/13/04 - 12:55:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
on* drugs
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/13/04 - 8:03:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. If a person happens to do drugs does that mean their children stop needing to eat?
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/13/04 - 8:40:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah and if they are tested positive and they have children the people in charge should take the money they were going to give them and actually go buy food for their children and them.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/20/04 - 8:31:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, a person on drugs children still need to eat, but they also need someone mature and responsible to raise them.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/20/04 - 8:41:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope, it's an invasion of privacy..Sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture, that being the children if they're involved!
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/20/04 - 8:45:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Regular drug tests could be part of the reason they're getting aid-they failed a test required by work, for example.

I think it's a good, though likely very expensive idea. Could be a random thing though, like many employers are. The food stamps program shouldn't be affected, only the monetary assistance. That way, the kids could still eat, too.

17 yrs ago - Wednesday 4/27/05 - 9:58:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only if you agree that anybody who recieves taxpayer dollars should also take the tests. As in: Officers of corporations that recieve tax breaks, any public office holder, law enforcement, military...well you get the idea
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 5/31/05 - 7:16:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
It would be a great idea if it wasn't so expensive, because I know alot of people do it and it really is a waste of taxpayers money to support drug dealers. And if they are found to be positive of serious drugs, their children should probably be taken away from them anyway.

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