Pubdate: Wed, 02 Feb 2011
Source: Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, GA)
Copyright: 2011 Ledger-Enquirer
Author: Stephan Edrew


I totally agree with the Sound Off "Subsidizing Abuse." I, too, like 
most folks in this country, have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay 
taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In 
order to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random drug test, 
with which I have no problem.

What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to 
people who don't have to pass a drug test. So here is my question: 
Shouldn't one have to pass a drug test to get a welfare check, given 
that I have to pass one in order to earn it for them?

Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get on their 
feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone 
sitting on their rear end doing drugs while I work. Just imagine how 
much money each city/state in this country would save if people had 
to pass a drug test to get a public assistance check.

Stephan Edrew

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