I wish I knew who to credit with the following idea but I do not. It is, however, so simple and yet so profound that I wanted to share it with everyone. Friends, this is something we should do. I quote:
Like most folks in this country, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to get that paycheck in my case, I am required to pass a random urine 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 urine test.
So, here is my Question: Shouldn’t one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check because I have to pass one to earn it for them?
Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sitting on their a** — doing drugs, while I work. . . . Can you imagine how much money each state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check?
I guess we could title that program, ‘Urine or You’re Out’.
Now that’s some good thinking and would save far more than it costs! What do you think?
I read where another guy expanded this concept a bit and proposed that all college students receiving government aid should likewise be required to take a random urine tests if they received public money. Hey, let’s expand it further and say that all financial executives getting bailout money should also have to pass random urine tests. Oh, and don’t forget — let’s urine test the guys in Washington who are handing out our money! They really must be high on something to think we can borrow our way out of the mess they created.
2 thoughts on ““Urine or You’re Out” Program is a Good Idea”
Great plan – wasn’t that David Vitter’s (LA)idea as well?
i say we do away with drug testing altogether. let hard working, American potheads and other American “recreational” drug users (not abusers) get back to work. urine testing does not test impairment or job performance and targets marijuana smokers over harder drug users.
Alcohol: 6–24 hours
MDMA (Ecstasy): 24 hours
Barbiturates (except phenobarbital): 1 day
Cocaine: 2 to 5 days with exceptions
Cannabis: up to 30 days after heavy use [daily use to the weekend warrior] and/or in users with high body fat.
additionally, what happened to innocent until proven guilty? what about YOUR privacy?
“No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the sources of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.” – P. J. O’Rourke
“Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.”
– Abraham Lincoln: Speech in the Illinois House of Representatives, Dec 18, 1840.