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Drug-testing welfare recipients:
A big mistake for conservatives

New York Daily News, by S.E. Cupp

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/27/2014 4:24:39 AM

While the world’s attention is turned alternatingly toward a vast search area in the Indian Ocean and Crimea, domestic politics here at home chug along without much attention. A new report has cleared New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of any knowledge or involvement in Bridgegate, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has accused the CIA of spying on Senate staffers and Obamacare is just days away from an important deadline. But it’s another story, out of Mississippi, that has really been shortchanged by the news coverage — and that should have folks in every corner of the country alarmed. Mississippi Republicans are following in the footsteps

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 3/27/2014 4:33:49 AM     (No. 9786194)

SE is splaying checkers when the game is chess. I have been pretty disappointed with her positions and logic of late. She sounds like her stints at CNN have addled her brain into dimocrat logic.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: JimS, 3/27/2014 7:15:40 AM     (No. 9786242)

I am in favor of the opposite.
Provide welfare recipients all of the drugs they want--heroin, meth, PCP, oxy--in unlimited quantities, and at no cost. That should reduce the welfare rolls by 20% in one year.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/27/2014 7:41:00 AM     (No. 9786266)

Giving money to druggies IS giving them drugs.

How ´bout making the government the employer of last resort ?

Have all the pot holes been filled ?

Are all the bridges fixed ?

If men and women can do the same jobs just as well then let´s hire them all.

It won´t cost a penny more because we´re already paying them.

If you don´t show up to work then you can starve.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: periwinkel, 3/27/2014 7:44:10 AM     (No. 9786268)

I just don´t follow SE´s reasoning. Why should my money be used to promote an unhealthy, deadly lifestyle? I agree with #3. Work is good...not bad for you.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mws50, 3/27/2014 7:46:19 AM     (No. 9786270)

Why should my tax dollars go to a druggie, so he/she can buy more drugs?

If any citizen wants a federal handout, using my personal property (tax dollars), then they can provide their personal property (blood) to assure they are not wasting my personal property on their drugs.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Malia2012, 3/27/2014 8:56:42 AM     (No. 9786391)

Uhhh, actually S.E., allowing you to masquerade as a "conservative" while you run around undermining genuine conservatives is a worse "big" mistake. A blood test is mandatory to prove you aren´t "doing" drugs to get a minimum wage job. IMHO, since recipients don´t work, they should be required to prove they are NOT doing drugs..especially since WE are the TAXPAYERS "paying" them not to work! Good grief!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: toddh, 3/27/2014 9:23:02 AM     (No. 9786435)

It is a shame that Americans think it´s a good idea to drug test everyone all the time.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/27/2014 11:21:17 AM     (No. 9786632)

The only group I will vote "yes" for is to drug test each member of a Congress randomly once a year.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jglas, 3/27/2014 4:34:47 PM     (No. 9787133)

Oh no don´t PO the LOFOs or they won´t vote for the Republicans! . . . They were going to vote for the Republicans? When did that happen? As for testing everyone who receives any federal aid, Hey! Im all for it. Damn we could save a lot of money and probably stop drugs in their tracks without passing another law or hiring another cop.

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