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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:54 AM

And then it dawned on me. . . .

The stated reason for requiring drug tests for welfare recipients (according to the right) is that if the government is going to give you a financial benefit, then you should not be skirting the law at the same time.

I want my congressman (fat chance with crazy Ted Poe as my critter) to propose a similar piece of legislation in Congress: Before any company or corporation gets any federal tax benefit or shelter, it must repatriate all of its overseas capital and pay the taxes owed on that capital.

My work here is done - I'm going on break.

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Reply And then it dawned on me. . . . (Original post)
thevoiceofreason Feb 2013 OP
libtodeath Feb 2013 #1
robinlynne Feb 2013 #2
jerseyjack Feb 2013 #3
lunatica Feb 2013 #4
BumRushDaShow Feb 2013 #6
hootinholler Feb 2013 #9
theKed Feb 2013 #12
Mojorabbit Feb 2013 #20
thevoiceofreason Feb 2013 #21
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Feb 2013 #5
ReRe Feb 2013 #10
JDPriestly Feb 2013 #7
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #8
freshwest Feb 2013 #13
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #14
freshwest Feb 2013 #15
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #16
freshwest Feb 2013 #17
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #18
freshwest Feb 2013 #19
Blue Belle Feb 2013 #23
freshwest Feb 2013 #24
Blue Belle Feb 2013 #26
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #25
Dustlawyer Feb 2013 #11
thevoiceofreason Feb 2013 #22
Dustlawyer Feb 2013 #27

Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:55 AM

1. K&R

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:24 PM

2. oh yes.

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:30 PM

3. You're missing the point.

 

The purpose of the drug testing requirement is to reduce the welfare rolls and save money so taxes on the rich can be reduced.

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:33 PM

4. While they spend millions of taxpayer dollars administering the drug testing

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Response to lunatica (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:43 PM

6. Using contract companies owned by their friends. n/t

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:38 PM

9. Except it doesn't

Florida failed miserably if accounted in dollars. Spent way more on testing than withholding from cannabis users.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:37 PM

12. But...but...

How can that be? I was led to believe that welfare recipients were all black-slash-hispanic-junkie-layabouts.

(as if that tag were even needed?)

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:30 AM

20. Georgia nabbed one person

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/07/georgia-drug-testing_n_2637551.html
For the past year, the Georgia Department of Labor has encouraged Georgia businesses to alert the agency if a job applicant fails a drug test, so that the department does not spend unemployment insurance on those who aren't really ready to work.

How many drug test failures have businesses reported? Just one, according to department spokesman Sam Hall.

"As a result of that one employer calling, we investigated and the person that had been reported was disallowed from continuing to receive benefits," Hall said.

For the past few years, concern that unemployed people are using drugs has been widespread among state business groups and Republican officeholders. Lawmakers in more than 30 states have pursued drug testing for people seeking unemployment or welfare benefits.

Yet data reflecting the problem are scant.

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:25 AM

21. I know that is the Republican aim

But when they put on their public "we care about you" face, they use the nicer version.

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:41 PM

5. Love your idea! Have you seen this?

 

Seems there are a few other good reasons $$$ for drug testing welfare recipients.

One of the more popular services at Solantic, the urgent care chain co-founded by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, is drug testing, according to Solantic CEO Karen Bowling.
Given Solantic's role in that marketplace, critics are again asking whether Scott's policy initiatives - this time, requiring drug testing of state employees and welfare recipients - are designed to benefit Scott's bottom line.
The Palm Beach Post reported in an exclusive story two weeks ago that while Scott divested his interest in Solantic in January, the controlling shares went to a trust in his wife's name.
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/business/gov-rick-scotts-drug-testing-policy-stirs-suspicio/nLq8f/

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:56 PM

10. "Conflict of ineterest" doesn't matter any more...

...does it? I mean look at the members of GWB's administration that a horse in the race. I think that is when "conflict of interest" bit the dust.

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:02 PM

7. Great idea!

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:16 PM

8. They used to require a union contract too.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:36 PM

13. Who is 'they'? I can't think of several entities, none of whom make sense.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:42 PM

14. "They" as in "The Government"....

Back in the days of caring about workers.

....it's been a while....

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:45 PM

15. Okay, public workers unions, the RW's whipping post.

Now it's contracted out - privatization kills unions - it's all about profit, not doing the job right.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:47 PM

16. Many of those contract are still in place in Defense Contracts....

That's why Lockheed and McDonald Douglas are union.

And Republicans do all they can to give those firms the "freedom" to hire former burger flippers to assemble fighter jets.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:54 PM

17. Oh, I'm talking about what Voldemort is doing. That insufferable beast.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:08 PM

18. Sad that I have to ask "which one?" since we have so many.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:16 PM

19. Why Rick Scott’s Drug Testing Scheme Violates The Constitution

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Response to freshwest (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:29 AM

23. Wow... that is one creepy photo.

I think I'm gonna have nightmares now.

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Response to Blue Belle (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:08 PM

24. Ever noticed the similiarity in names is creepy too?

Ayn Rand
Ron Paul
Rand Paul
Paul Ryan

Rick Scott
Scott Walker


Add others as they come to mind...


It's a freaking conspiracy, I tell ya!


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Response to freshwest (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:49 AM

26. Perhaps...

Your name conspiracy theory reminds me of that episode of Family Guy where Lois gets a job at Fox News and Discovers that Rush Mibaugh and Michael Moore are really the same person - characters that were being played by Fred Savage.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:37 PM

25. I figured it was to get a Shrub Rub...

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:28 PM

11. I have Judge Poe as well. Used his unique sentencing to gain notoriety

to get elected to higher office. He made thieves wear sandwich boards detailing their crimes out in public. If they shoplifted, he made them stand outside the store they stole from. Rapist the option of chemical castration. They carved him a district splitting our Democratic district in half. He has been far right with Senator Cornholeio (Cornyn) ever since! Total piece of shite!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:26 AM

22. Howdy neighbor!

We just got shifted out of Sen. Whitmire's district into Hoffman's district - talk about a huge step down!

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:10 PM

27. Love the Texans! Hope the fill in the last gaps in the off season and go all of the way next year!

I am in Beaumont, where abouts do you reside?

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