Finally, Florida Drug Test People On Welfare

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    Glad to finally see some common sense being applied for those who want Welfare

    The Republican governor of Florida has just signed a bill into law that will require recipients of welfare to take a drug test when applying for aid. The law went into effect on July 1, and requires applicants to pay for the test. If an applicant tests positive for drugs, a family member can receive their benefits to distribute to any dependent children. If welfare recipients pass, they can apply to have the cost of the drug test reimbursed.
    New Florida Law Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients | The Atlanta Post
     
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    If you want that check bad enough, stay clean and whip it out.
     
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    I posted on this awhile ago Meister and the Libs were outraged. Popping positive on a piss test, according to them, would "starve" children and deprive welfare recipients of food. A horrible, horrible thing - according to them.
     
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    But if you just give welfare funds to drug addicts, they are not using the moneys on their children anyways.
     
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    Life's a bitch, huh. If the welfare addicts don't care that much about their own children to clean themselves up.....take the children from them and house them, feed them, and clothe them. The parents get nothing. That would be a good solution.
     
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    sigh....that just punishes the children. Anyway you look at it, you punish children.
     
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    I'd like to see "term limits" on welfare as well. One year to get your feet back on the ground should suffice.

    With frequent piss tests.

    Some of these no-loads have been on food stamps for generations.
     
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    A drug addicted parent is punishing children.

    It's called neglect, while getting high. You're saying these people should be enabled at taxpayer's expense ?

    Come on now.........
     
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    Don't you feel that a mother on meth or crack is punishing their children even more? Children that grow up in a drug environment have a higher chance of being a drugger themselves...wouldn't they?
     
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    And leaving them with thier parent(s) who is on drugs is good for the children?

    The idea of welfare was to prop a person up long enough for them to fix thier shit up on thier own. Alot of the reason people stay on the dole is drug addiction. By making them pass tests to stay on the dole we may just enable them to get off the system and support themselves and thier families.
     

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