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Sun Mar 4, 2012, 05:54 PM

27. If the aim is to save money on "welfare", it might make better sense to take the money which would

be spent on drug testing and put it into actually making drug rehabing a priority in this country & sinking money into R & D on that issue alone. At least that would be a job creator.
The fact of the matter is the war on drugs was another failed program. One can debate the reasons why this was/is so.

There's a lot of outrage that there are people who game the system & rightfully so, but the ways to deal with this is not through BS drug testing which has only been the flavor of the day because the GOP wants to cut unemployment benefits. Why weren't they this hot on ending the Bush tax cuts? That would be to the point & highly effective, but we don't want to talk about corporate welfare or the obscene growth of the 1%.

Anyone who doubts the 1%'s unprecented money/power grab needs to read "Winner Take All Politics" by Hacker & Pierson.
That's been the real war all along, the middle class are losing and dwindling in numbers.

I just love the outright inconsistencies in the GOP stances regarding having small gov't and limiting the role of gov't in our lives
I'd like to see Congress submit to drug testing myself...they are doing absolutely nothing, while the country is in economic limbo.
I want to see them submit to annual reviews & have across the board pay cuts, since they aren't doing what they were hired to do.

They argue about birth control while we direly need job creation. They argue about cutting spending, but have no problem continuing tax cuts for the wealthy. This shit is unprecedented and is outright blatant economic nepotism for themselves & the corporate keepers.
What a joke our political system has become. I'm so tired of their lies & kabuki theatre, and that's on both sides. Action is long past overdue and there will be none of that until next year, if then.

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