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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:28 PM

Anyone who receives public funds should be drug tested....

if poor people are required to be drug tested to receive the pittance called welfare, than public officials who receive more than a pittance and are able to direct public funds should be drug tested as an even higher priority: each pay period would be approrpriate commensurate with the amount of money they are receiving from the public.

Another state is looking to make drug testing a condition of welfare...which is what led to this rant

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Reply Anyone who receives public funds should be drug tested.... (Original post)
Fresh_Start Jan 2013 OP
JoeBlowToo Jan 2013 #1
surrealAmerican Jan 2013 #5
flobee1 Jan 2013 #8
BuelahWitch Jan 2013 #14
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #2
longship Jan 2013 #3
KT2000 Jan 2013 #4
Lesmoderesstupides Jan 2013 #12
KT2000 Jan 2013 #13
Brickbat Jan 2013 #6
surrealAmerican Jan 2013 #7
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #9
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #10
LWolf Jan 2013 #11
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Jan 2013 #15

Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:36 PM

1. The president of Exxon should be tested and...

 

Boening, Dyncorp. Lockheed Martin, Kellog Brown & Root, GE, Microsoft, Apple, and many more!

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Response to JoeBlowToo (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:56 PM

5. Surely that would not be adequate.

Would you also need to test the board of directors? ... the CEO? the CFO?
... all the executives?
... all the employees?
... all the stockholders?


What does it mean to "drug test" a corporation, anyway?

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:21 PM

8. ALL

every last one!

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:20 PM

14. I would bet the employees are already tested

at least the lower level ones.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:36 PM

2. Good, then all of congress should be drug tested IMO. n/t

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:37 PM

3. That won't go over well in Congress.

After all, they are paid with public funds.

If I have to piss in a cup to receive SocSec, which I paid into for decades, the can do it, too.

I'm all in on this hand.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:51 PM

4. Contractors too!

It should be all or nothing.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:46 PM

12. Contractors are already piss tested

 

it is a condition of employment and you can be tested at any time.

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Response to Lesmoderesstupides (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:56 PM

13. what I mean is when the government

outsources jobs to private contractors. An example of this is that Federal employee records are now maintained by private companies - Northrup Grumman (sp?) for one.
All kinds of processes that were once done by government employees (state and federal) are now being done by private contractors. IT is a big one for that.

I know people who have done this and they have not been tested.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:57 PM

6. Doctors, lawyers, journalists, anyone who handles money or is a manager, anyone who makes any kind

of decision, pastors, advertising representatives, anyone who deals with the public, anyone in a service or manufacturing job...it just makes sense!

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:59 PM

7. How about, we don't test anybody?

Why can't need alone define who gets welfare? Why do we have to just let people starve to death if they aren't "worthy"?

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:36 PM

9. They're working on that. They want all entitlement programs ended and

 

the poor, elderly, and disabled completely dependent on private charity.

Private charity, of course, is completely free to pick and choose who they wish to help and who they don't. I'm sure you can see whare this is leading.

The unworthy will simply starve, just like back in the good old days.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:44 PM

10. If they handle public funds, they should have to be tested for an IQ

higher than the thermometer in July.
Jus saying.......

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:44 PM

11. Because we have so much money to fund that testing. nt

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:25 PM

15. These people had the right idea

 

This week, while Georgia ranks dead last in the nation for job growth, legislators ignored bills that would bring jobs to Georgia and instead, targeted people who’ve lost their jobs. Both chambers passed bills requiring parents seeking temporary public assistance to submit to urine drug screens. While lawmakers are busy creating a drug screen for Georgia’s poorest families, they have ignored two groups that receive and control a bigger share of government money: corporate executives and elected officials.

A recent survey by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Better Georgia shows that Georgians’ more heavily favor drug tests for elected officials and CEO’s of corporations that profit from tax dollars than for recipients of unemployment benefits and “welfare.” The survey of 806 registered Georgia voters has a 3.5% margin of error and showed:

* 79 % support drug testing elected officials and senior appointed officials
* 66% support drug testing CEO’s of corporations that get tax credits or government contracts
* 64% support drug testing welfare recipients and unemployment recipient


http://www.politicususa.com/georgia-drug-testing.html

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