Welfare applicants decline to take drug test, fueling debate over new law

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    Nearly 1,600 Fla. welfare applicants decline to take drug test, fueling debate over new law


    Not sure how I feel about this.
     
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    link??????
     
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    Here's how I feel... then don't take the welfare. If you want the welfare, take the test.
     
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    If it's okay to drug test someone applying for a job it's okay to do the same for someone applying for a handout of other taxpayers' money IMO.
     
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    are they doing alcohol testing, too?

    either way... are you going to starve people for smoking a joint? pure harassment, imo.
     
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    What is a drug test going to prove? and why is it relevant to receiving welfare? If you're on drugs your kids dont have hunger?
     
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    Why don't all of the state representatives and senators take the test first. Some individual who works for a paper in FL. offered to pay for the testing, not the state, if all went to take the test.
    They are on government pay.
     
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    You demonstrate the problem in our Government today. Zero common sense.
     
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    Well if they aren't taking the drug test that must mean they have money to buy drugs. Just a guess. I guess they will have to use their drug money and buy food and pay rent. So sorry for the poor downtrodden underdogs. NOT.

    The Welfare roles have dropped down her in Florida. Bout time.
     
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    Pure harassment? lol nobody is forcing them to take the hand out... to call this harassment is either not knowing what harassment is or just straight diluted thinking


    Anyways this is ultimately futile because most people who take drugs know how to get around the test. Well at least the smart ones and the ones able to play the system.

    And I'm not sure of your point about alcohol? Do you want them to test for that or not?
     
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