Thursday, May 29, 2008

Not So Liberal?

My awesome cousin forwarded this to me and I think I agree with it, but I'm not sure...

Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random urine test with which I have no problem. What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't have to pass a urine test. Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check because I have to pass one to earn it for them? Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sitting on their ASS, doing drugs, while I work. . . . Can you imagine how much money the state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check? Pass this along if you agree or simply delete if you don't. Hope you all will pass it along, though . . . Something has to change in this country -- and soon.

I can't really see a downside, other than paying for all the lab work/equipment/technicians. In all fifty states. At every welfare check pick-up site.

I wonder how quickly clean pee would become a grade-A item on the black market. I wonder how much we'd save versus how much it would cost to implement. I wonder if it would increase the number of homeless families.

I wonder if I'm over-thinking this.

What do you think?


Joy said...

The concept is a good one. And aside from the cost of implementation is also the issue of what happens to the kids of the druggies that we stop supporting. Would they stay with their druggie parents? And live even harsher lives? Or would they be pulled from their homes and put in state-operated foster care?

Kate said...

exactly. very good point, joy.

Kristen said...

I agree with the concept of not paying welfare to drug users. And I also see how this could result in us taking care of all of their kids. And these are likely kids with behavioral problems etc. It's a no-win situation and it SUCKS.

Kate said...

By the way, I've been meaning to tell you, Kristen, that I LOVE your avatar! Also, your opinions. :-)