Pubdate: Mon, 27 Aug 2012
Source: Macon Telegraph (GA)
Copyright: 2012 The Macon Telegraph Publishing Company
Author: Matt Renno


In response to Frank W. Gadbois' letter on Aug. 23, he says our 
poorest citizens need Christian charity and food stamps -- not 
impractical and unconstitutional drugs tests. He goes on to say, 
"They need a leg up, not a kick in their rear ends." I disagree with 
Gadbois on his closing statement. Those citizens who truly cannot 
work and are really down on their luck need temporary help to get a 
leg up, but many of those are either able-bodied or abusers of drugs. 
They absolutely do not deserve a dime of aid from anyone.

Anyone who abuses drugs and receives aid is stealing from those who 
are less fortunate and really need help. I don't mind taking a drug 
test for my paycheck. People that really need help won't mind taking 
a drug test either. The only people who will have an issue with the 
drug test policy are those who are actively abusing drugs.

- -- Matt Renno

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