Totalitarian government happens

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    So, we have another one of those delightful "Drug test welfare recipients" threads. I think the issue actually raises an interesting dynamic that I'd hope we could talk about outside the usual welfare state vitriol. Rather than spoil the flame-fest over there, I'll indulge the conceit of simply quoting myself here ...


    I think this is a genuine trend, and I see very little opposing it (outside limited numbers of libertarian rabble-rousers). Am I paranoid? Should this go in the "Conspiracy Theory" section? To reiterate, I'm not claiming it as a conspiracy, per se. No one hatched this as a deliberate policy; it's just an unfortunate side effect of our political divide.
     
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    How about a simple case of we are controlling our insurance costs as demanded by the insurers? Your complaint, if there actually is one, is with the actuaries that compute the insurance policy rates.
     
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    That's a pretty good assessment of the parties, dblack. Also, I'd be surprised as hell if the Rs do anything to stop O care if they're elected in a few months. Same for dems. They did nothing but expand DHS after they took over.
     
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    I'm not sure I understand what you're getting at.
     
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    Depends. What are the other instances of this trend?
     
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    I'm probably not going to finally recognize that I'm being taken for a ride by both of the parties until our president is officially referred to as dictator and the constitution is nullified once and for all.
     
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    No one hatched this as a deliberate policy? Really? How far down the rabbit hole are you willing to go? You can bet your bottom dollar that this is all intentional, and being nurtured along by those who plan on running this monstrosity out in the open in the next few years. David Rockefeller was quite plain spoken about the whole thing, and very grateful to the 'media' who've kept it out of the public conscience for the last 50 years.

    Prepare to meet your masters, folks. George Orwell was a latter day prophet.
     
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    Looking at drug testing as two separate policies:
    1. Companies do drug testing because its required by their insurers

    2. States make welfare folks take drug tests since its not fair to workers to have low-lifes get taxpayer dollars while using drugs.
     
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    Tyranny is Always the trend. That is why there was so much concern from conception. Every step Government takes is a step closer to it.
     

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