Mandatory Drug Testing For Food Stamp, Welfare and Medicaid Recipients?

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Mandatory Drug Testing For Food Stamp, Welfare and Medicaid Recipients: Kentucky House Bill 208

By: Crane-Station Tuesday January 18, 2011 4:35 pm

Just when I thought I had seen it all and just when I thought this country’s bottom could get no lower, Kentucky Rep. Lonnie Napier, R-Lancaster, penned a Bill to further demonize and humiliate the poor with mandatory drug tests for people receiving food stamps, Medicaid, and welfare.

Here is a link to the article in Huffington Post. I would appreciate a link to the actual Bill, if this is possible.

  1. Kentucky Lawmaker: Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Would Save

    – 4:10pm

    Jan 18, 2011 lbassett@huffingtonpost.com | HuffPost Reporting Under Kentucky House Bill 208, public-assistance recipients who fail the random drug
    www.huffingtonpost.com/…/lonnie-napier-welfare-drug-testing_n_810577.html

First of all, food stamps do not pay for toilet paper, much less illegal drugs.

Second, drug testing is expensive. Who will pay for this?

Third, if food stamp recipients are to be tested, then so should all of the legislators, Circuit Court Judges, prosecutors and every other tax-payer-funded employee, and if they turn up positive, they should lose their jobs and be locked up.

Such legislation only fuels the current all-out war on the poor.

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4 responses to “Mandatory Drug Testing For Food Stamp, Welfare and Medicaid Recipients?

  1. QUOTE: “Drug testing is expensive. Who will pay for this?”

    Drug testing is available over-the-counter for $20 at Walgreens or CVS. The easy solution is for the recipients of any welfare handouts pay for it by a $20 deduction out of their first check. That’s fair to all involved.

  2. While this is primarily a site about dumpster diving, I will from time to time introduce other topics that may seem a bit controversial, like this one, and I welcome everyone to comment, no spamming, thank you all.

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