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    Welfare Drug Testing Bill Withdrawn After Amended To Include Testing Lawmakers

    too fucking funny.


    Welfare Drug Testing Bill Withdrawn After Amended To Include Testing Lawmakers

    A Republican member of the Indiana General Assembly withdrew his bill to create a pilot program for drug testing welfare applicants Friday after one of his Democratic colleagues amended the measure to require drug testing for lawmakers.
    "There was an amendment offered today that required drug testing for legislators as well and it passed, which led me to have to then withdraw the bill," said Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville), sponsor of the original welfare drug testing bill.
    The Supreme Court ruled drug testing for political candidates unconstitutional in 1997, striking down a Georgia law. McMillin said he withdrew his bill so he could reintroduce it on Monday with a lawmaker drug testing provision that would pass constitutional muster.
    "I've only withdrawn it temporarily," he told HuffPost, stressing he carefully crafted his original bill so that it could survive a legal challenge. Last year a federal judge, citing the Constitution's ban on unreasonable search and seizure, struck down a Florida law that required blanket drug testing of everyone who applied for welfare.
    McMillin's bill would overcome constitutional problems, he said, by setting up a tiered screening scheme in which people can opt-out of random testing. Those who decline random tests would only be screened if they arouse "reasonable suspicion," either by their demeanor, by being convicted of a crime, or by missing appointments required by the welfare office.
    In the past year Republican lawmakers have pursued welfare drug testing in more than 30 states and in Congress, and some bills have even targeted people who claim unemployment insurance and food stamps, despite scanty evidence the poor and jobless are disproportionately on drugs. Democrats in several states have countered with bills to require drug testing elected officials. Indiana state Rep. Ryan Dvorak (D-South Bend) introduced just such an amendment on Friday.
    "After it passed, Rep. McMillin got pretty upset and pulled his bill," Dvorak said. "If anything, I think it points out some of the hypocrisy. ... If we're going to impose standards on drug testing, then it should apply to everybody who receives government money."
    Dvorak said McMillin was mistaken to think testing the legislature would be unconstitutional, since the stricken Georgia law targeted candidates and not people already holding office.
    McMillin, for his part, said he's coming back with a new bill on Monday, lawmaker testing included. He said he has no problem submitting to a test himself.
    "I would think legislators that are here who are responsible for the people who voted them in, they should be more than happy to consent," he said. "Give me the cup right now and I will be happy to take the test."

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    fuck testing just the lawmakers it's the people on wallstreet that should be getting drug tested also. it was them and ALEC that wrote the laws to get stiff penalty's such as mandatory minimum sentences for crack cocaine users/sellers while the punishment structure of powdered cocaine is much more lenient.

    it was also them that got caught laundering almost 1T in drug cartel money from Mexico a couple of years ago and not a single person spent one hour behind bars.

    welfare testing is a complete waste of time, the results from FL with that bullshit law passed by Rick Scott showed 2% usage among applicants.
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    Still way too funny that when it comes to "them" politicians quickly take cover and hide.

    Wall street bigwigs should NOT be tested for drugs. They likely are not on any and besides they are not worth the cost of the test or the piss in the cup.

    They should be arrested for treason and sent to Gitmo for a little "questioning".

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    The Wall Street bigwigs SHOULD be tested for drugs. You'd have to be high as a fucking kite to pull the shit they pull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypno View Post
    Still way too funny that when it comes to "them" politicians quickly take cover and hide.

    Wall street bigwigs should NOT be tested for drugs. They likely are not on any and besides they are not worth the cost of the test or the piss in the cup.

    They should be arrested for treason and sent to Gitmo for a little "questioning".
    What world do you live in???

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    The OP is another example of the distance between the lawmaker (rulers) and those government.

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    It's an accurate statement that our current spending will not be increasing the debt We've stopped spending money that we don't have.

    -- Jack Lew, then director of the Office of Management and Budget, in Feb. 16, 2011 testimony before the Senate Budget Committee.

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    Test all those bastards. If they wanna impose a law, impose it on everyone
    who receives a "handout", or as they'd like it referred to as a "bailout".

    Funny how the tune changed when they can incriminate themselves.
    Because of that, we should definately test them now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypno View Post
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    Wall street bigwigs should NOT be tested for drugs. They likely are not on any and besides they are not worth the cost of the test or the piss in the cup.
    you obviously don't know many that work on wallstreet, cause they love doing butter.
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    Okay maybe they are on drugs, my point was they are not worth the piss in a cup and take them to Gitmo and waterboard them far as I am concerned. Criminals, every last one of them. I think we all pretty much agree to that.

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    butter - Marijuana; crack

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    Well if that's not an admission I don't know what is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    Well if that's not an admission I don't know what is.
    the hypocrisy of legislation and behavior in the US knows no bounds...
    William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.

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    Our politicians want to rule like they're freakin' Caligula, man. Crooked as my dogs hind legs, and will screw their own sister..

    So they have no qualms in screwing over you & I.

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    everyone getting public paychecks needs to be tested too if this passes. there are enough friggin homeless people and all any welfare person would have to do to replace their street drug is convince a dr they needed some prescription med for depression, anxiety, adhd, or pain and he's legally high at a much higher cost to taxpayers. the drug or drugs plus drs visits. not to mention the cost of testing. no one is thinking this through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Wing View Post
    everyone getting public paychecks needs to be tested too if this passes. there are enough friggin homeless people and all any welfare person would have to do to replace their street drug is convince a dr they needed some prescription med for depression, anxiety, adhd, or pain and he's legally high at a much higher cost to taxpayers. the drug or drugs plus drs visits. not to mention the cost of testing. no one is thinking this through.
    Yup, and then if they hit 2-3 Dr's offices a day, saying they hurt their back.
    And get a couple of prescriptions, booyah, you can sell the shit for $100.00 for 3 pills.

    Just like that, you created a business.

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