Texas Senate approves drug testing for welfare

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  1. datchguy

    datchguy New Member Banned User

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    AUSTIN, TX -- The Texas Senate has passed a bill to drug test some welfare applicants and cut off drug users from receiving money.


    The bill by Sen. Jane Nelson, a Flower Mound Republican, covers adults applying to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, which provides poor people with money for food, clothing, housing and other basic needs.

    The bill passed Wednesday temporarily cuts off benefits to drug users, with a permanent ban after three failed drug tests. Money would still go to an applicant's minor children through a third party.


    The program spends about $90 million on 100,000 Texans every year. Nelson says taxpayer money should not be used to support a drug habit.

    The bill now goes to the House for consideration.


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  2. R.P. McMurphy

    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member

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    ...legalize and tax the shit. duh.
     
  3. Kracka-Mike

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/us/no-savings-found-in-florida-welfare-drug-tests.html?_r=0

    Politicians just love spending your money. It's not enough that I already pay for their welfare now I have to pay for their drug testing as well. gtfo
     
  4. PSU Shower Room

    PSU Shower Room Well-Known Member

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    this has already proved ineffective and costly in the state of florida.

    more tax dollars down the toilet.
     
  5. queerface

    queerface Un-engaged Dyke Gold

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    This is so fucking stupid. It's already proven in FLA that its a cost failure doing this shit.
    Idiot.
     
  6. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    Mandatory sterilization would be a much more sensible concept
     
  7. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    How could anyone be against this? The choices are pretty simple, if you want the money, fill the cup...:grad:
     
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    this.

    i'm all for paying people to be sterilized.
     
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    Pull yourself by your bootstraps like Craig Nelson. No one helped him out

    [video=youtube;yTwpBLzxe4U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTwpBLzxe4U[/video]
     
  10. AllAboutHim Ed

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    Yep, WIC/SNAP, section 8 = mandatory Norplant for as long as you're on it.
     
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    :winner:
     
  12. AllAboutHim Ed

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    So has welfare, but they keep doing it. Yep, more tax dollars down the toilet.
     
  13. itpdude

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    Too true.

    Unfortunately, Hitler shat that bed for us because sterilization is forevermore associated with eugenics which is forevermore associated with Nazism.
     
  14. scoobyla

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    I'm not necessarily against it.
    By that same token, why not test everyone who gets any money from the gov for anything? :dontknow:
     
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    Why not do like the Israelis do?
    They DNA test everyone that wants to live there.
    Jew = you can stay and you get money
    Not jew = Raus

    You should be a human to get welfare. With a DNA test they can see who are human and not.
     
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    itpdude New Member

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    That pretty much covers nearly every person in the US.

    Parents of children in public schools.

    People who drive on interstates.

    People going to state universities.

    Etc.
     
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    We random test the military why not the politicians? I bet more of them are on drugs than the welfare recipients. Oh wait.. don't mention that. Why do you hate freedoms?!!!
     
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    It seems Hitler is alive and well and living in Israel
     
  19. scoobyla

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    Except that spending/welfare is not tied to taxes.

    Every spending bill should be though.
     
  20. chapped

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    should be mandatory all over the US of fucking A