Pubdate: Mon, 20 Feb 2012
Source: Salt Lake Tribune (UT)
Copyright: 2012 Ronnie Jones
Author: Ronnie Jones


I am dumbfounded by the backlash over House Bill 155, which would 
require drug testing for welfare recipients.

The defense is that offenders' children will suffer. More than having 
addicted parents incapable of caring for them?

If my husband or I test positive for drugs, we lose our jobs and our 
kids would suffer. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

Once you depend on the state for your income, a lot of your choices 
should be made for you. If you can't afford to feed your kids, how do 
you afford drugs?

I am tired of working to pay for other people to make irresponsible 
choices on my dime. Stop rewarding bad behavior!

Ronnie Jones

West Jordan
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