So the question begs to be asked: Where is the lesson learned from Florida and other states who have implemented drug testing for welfare recipients? THINK PROGRESS Maine began screening applicants to its welfare program in April, requiring those with past drug felony convictions to take a drug test. But despite spending $624 on the… More Maine Implemented An Elaborate New Drug Test For Welfare. Just One Person Flunked.
I couldn’t agree more that lawmakers across the country who want to issue drug testing on welfare recipients should be tested as well. Having said that, I find it hilarious how quickly the Republican member of the Indiana General Assembly withdrew his bill when a Democrat amended the bill so that the legislators would be included in… More Indiana Welfare Drug Testing Bill Withdrawn After Amended To Include Testing Lawmakers
Now who’s calling for a class war? The Huffington Post Virginia Republicans are the latest to advance drug testing for the poor and jobless as a half-dozen bills requiring the needy and unemployed to prove they’re not on drugs move through the state legislature. More than 30 states in the past year have considered legislation… More Virginia Legislature Latest To Advance Drug Testing The Poor And Unemployed
Orrin Hatch has apparently lost touch with reality and the constitution… Huffington Post Utah voters have reacted enthusiastically to Sen. Orrin Hatch’s legislation to drug test the unemployed and those receiving other forms of government cash assistance, the Utah Republican told the Huffington Post after introducing his measure last week. “A lot of people are… More Orrin Hatch: Drug Test The Unemployed