Thursday, October 1, 2009

Drug Testing for Public Aid?

We all get dozens (maybe even hundreds) of forwarded e-mails every week. If you're like me, you delete most without reading. For some reason, I read one that arrived in my Inbox today. I've copied it below, verbatim (so don't blame me for grammar or word choice):

Like most folks in this country, 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 in my case, 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. So, here is my Question: 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 someone sitting on their butt - doing drugs, while I work . . . Can you imagine how much money each state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check? I guess we could title that program, "Urine or You're Out." 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!!!!!!!

Certainly food for thought.


Hard working dad said...

I say pass out the specimen jars! Great point!

Anonymous said...

Definitely a good point. You should have to pass a drug test to get welfare benefits.