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Kansas Senate passes bill to require
drug tests for welfare,
unemployment recipients

Wichita Eagle [KS], by Brent D Wistrom

Original Article

Posted By:wildcat1, 2/28/2013 10:14:18 PM

TOPEKA — The Senate approved a bill Thursday requiring drug testing for welfare and unemployment benefit recipients — as well as lawmakers — suspected of drug use. The 31-8 vote, mostly along party lines, advances Senate Bill 149 to the House. Gov. Sam Brownback has been non-committal about his support for the concept of testing welfare recipients. The proposal calls for drug tests whenever state officials have reasonable suspicion that someone receiving or applying for welfare or unemployment benefits is using drugs.

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Sounds like a good plan to me. Read the comments at the end of the article, all of the left wing screamers flood the comment section of the Eagle almost every day.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/28/2013 11:28:45 PM     (No. 9201899)

Wow, imagine requiring responsible behavior from people? That might start a whole cascading effect of people behaving as adults and being treated as such. Where will that end? Oh no, they can´t be little kiddies of the government then!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mustang flyer, 2/28/2013 11:31:04 PM     (No. 9201903)

Did not another state pass such a law and immediately the Justice Dept. chimed up that it was unconstitutional? You know that using monies given by taxpayers very has all too often been the source of drug purchases. I´m sick and tired of supporting drug habits of the out of work, unemployed, and seeing my money go to these filthy habits. I´ll cheer for the passing of such laws in ALL the states!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Twiggy, 3/1/2013 12:40:27 AM     (No. 9201958)

#2 that was Florida. Good for Kansas.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: belwhatter, 3/1/2013 3:41:29 AM     (No. 9202011)

two states now beacons of common sense - let´s see more states getting on this train please.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/1/2013 4:07:42 AM     (No. 9202022)

Why not? Many employers require drug tests.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/1/2013 4:12:24 AM     (No. 9202023)

Unfortunately,this will never become law because of the attachments of welfare benefits tied to the federal government. Welfare activists will go to the mat to protect their constituents from suffering these consequences.

Not only that,there´s a matter of subjectivity used to determined gets to get a drug test.Laws have to have clear cut criteria to be called on the carpet for something like this.

The left´s answer to all forms of substance abuse is for the taxpayers to fork over 10 grand a day in treatment centers which are pretty ineffective.

If traces of pot show up in your system and is a disqualifier for welfare and unemployment,you could pretty much get rid of the whole crowd.

The other thing the left will say kids it´s not the kid´s fault their parent is a druggie and so they´ll suffer for nothing.Workplace raids on illegals was stopped under the guise of "family separation",so they could use the same type of excuse here.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/1/2013 5:29:16 AM     (No. 9202044)

What? Deprive druggies of their stash of taxpayer money to buy drugs? Holder will stop that.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: toddh, 3/1/2013 10:26:01 AM     (No. 9202543)

It is heartwarming to see all of Mayor Michael Bloomberg´s supporters here today. When President Bloomberg requires drug testing for IRA payouts I am sure everyone here will cheer. You´ll have to prove that you have not consumed two liters of soda in the last 24 hours and that every opioid molecule in your blood is there by prescription. Otherwise the government didn´t tax you enough on your drug money, and it is forfeit.

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