26 March 2009

Drug Free for Free Money

I just read an article that I found interesting and I thought I would share it with you. The Huffington Post reports that some states are considering requiring drug tests for welfare, food stamp and unemployment recipients. States Considering Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients

Apparently, politicians are now thinking that since so many different companies require drug testing in order to get a job, the people that are not working and receiving government assistance should also be tested for drugs. Well, I am going to bet that some of you who know I am a Democrat and I voted for Obama will think that I will say it’s unfair to them and it is a violation of their civil rights. If you think that, I would tell you you are wrong.

I joined the Navy over 20 years ago and for those 20 years I submitted to random drug tests; I tested negative every time. When I retired from the Navy and started working for Raytheon, I first had to submit to a drug test to be employed; guess what, I tested negative. When I applied to AAI Services, who is my current employer, I had to submit to a drug test; since I am working for them you know I tested negative. I am subject to random drug testing by AAI and I don’t have to worry because I do not do drugs.

So, why is it that I have to submit to drug testing to be able to work yet someone who is not working at all can get a welfare check, unemployment check or food stamps and not have to submit to a drug test? If this supposedly violates their 4th amendment rights to privacy then what about MY 4th amendment rights to privacy? I read in this article that a federal court struck down a Michigan law that ordered random drug testing of welfare recipients. Didn’t that federal action violate Michigan’s rights under the 10th amendment?

I still don’t get it; why is it that a worthless, lazy, scumbag welfare queen who hasn’t done an honest day’s work in her entire life get to be high as a kite on my dime? Why is it I have to agree to be tested to have the privilege to work but they don’t have to be tested to be lazy scumbags? Excuse me, but if this is unfair to anybody it is unfair to us taxpayers who are supporting the “worst” generation.


  1. I agree 100% across the board! I went through the same thing in the Air Force for 23 years, and every company I've worked for since I retired have ALL required drug screenings. Additionally, most of the companies I've worked for have had a policy that if you're injured on the job, you MUST submit to a drug test when you seek medical treatment - and if you test positive, then you're gone!

    The notion that people who are sucking off of the government tit - be it the local tit or the federal tit - don't have to undergo drug tests before collecting their welfare/unemployment checks is ludicrous and an insult to the vast majority of people who choose to actually WORK for their pay.

  2. 100% with you on this one. I can't think of one logical reason that someone who gets money that I was forced to contribute from the funds that I EARNED on my JOB while they can't spell the word job should not be subjected to the same conditions that we who work for a living must submit to.