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New Georgia Law Requires Drug Tests for Welfare Benefits

4:46 PM, Apr 16, 2012 | 26 comments

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Bernard O'Donnell

ATLANTA (AP) -- Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that

would require some people applying for welfare in Georgia to pass a drug test before they could get benefits.

The bill passed the Legislature along partisan lines, with

Democrats balking at the proposal as an unfair burden on the poor.

Under the bill, anyone who tests positive for drug use could not

apply for welfare for one month and until they test clean. A third

violation could prevent someone from applying for benefits for a

year. They would also have to pass another drug test before

reapplying.

The results from the tests couldn't be used to criminally

prosecute people.

Courts have struck down similar laws in other states, although

supporters in Georgia expressed confidence that the law here could withstand a legal challenge.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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I see Atlanta looking like it did when Gen. Sherman got done with it. Rioting, burning cars, etc... along with visits from Rev. Al and Rev. Jesse. Yep this is going to be a fun one for sure. :yes:


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The courts will strike it down...again.mad.gif

I don't understand that. I mean I have to take a UA for work so why don't the welfare people have to take a UA for their money? ####### is with that?


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I don't understand that. I mean I have to take a UA for work so why don't the welfare people have to take a UA for their money? ####### is with that?

I agree with you. I also have to do a random by Federal law for my profession. The courts find that non intrusive. Anyone looking for work has to take a drug test. I think every single welfare recipient should have to take a drug test and a random. Fail and you lose benefits.

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Yeah, that's OK. They should also require welfare receipients to be attending school and/or working. There should be a clear path OUT of welfare established before any "aid" is given.


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They are looking at this issue the wrong way. They should make legislation that bans the investigation of peoples urine. Job applicants should not have to go pee-pee and give it to their boss in a cup along with the application.


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They are looking at this issue the wrong way. They should make legislation that bans the investigation of peoples urine. Job applicants should not have to go pee-pee and give it to their boss in a cup along with the application.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Because there's nothing like having someone high and fckd up on drugs operating heavy equipment around others.

Seriously do you post this sh*t just to push my buttons on here?


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:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Because there's nothing like having someone high and fckd up on drugs operating heavy equipment around others.

I've never met a factory worker that isn't on drugs. It's very easy to pass the drug test. Most of the hardcore drugs are out of your system in 3 days, or there is Niacin, or special drinks, or fake urine, or a friends urine, etc. There are a million and one ways to pass...

Seriously do you post this sh*t just to push my buttons on here?

Yes, actually I do!


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I've never met a factory worker that isn't on drugs. It's very easy to pass the drug test. Most of the hardcore drugs are out of your system in 3 days, or there is Niacin, or special drinks, or fake urine, or a friends urine, etc. There are a million and one ways to pass...

Yes, actually I do!

Iv'e never worked in a factory so I wouldn't know. But I can tell you this much, that someone fckd up on drugs operating a crane, dozer, etc... can maim and/or kill other workers. It has happened more than a few times hence the reason nobody in our hall that I know of is against drug testing. I am 100% for drug testing of employees if that's what it takes to help keep me safe from morons who get fckd up and then come to work.


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Before receiving any government money you should prove you are clean.


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The courts will strike it down...again.mad.gif

FL has done this some time back. One of Con Scott's first deals down here. Turns out that drug use among welfare recipients is far below that of the general population. Every drug test that turns out negative is paid for by taxpayers. Costs more to test and pay for the 98% who are clean than what we save on the 2% that are not. Great use of taxpayer funds? Saving taxpayer money? I think not. On both counts. Just more big gubmint. The kind of big gubmint that conservatives tend to love.

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FL has done this some time back. One of Con Scott's first deals down here. Turns out that drug use among welfare recipients is far below that of the general population. Every drug test that turns out negative is paid for by taxpayers. Costs more to test and pay for the 98% who are clean than what we save on the 2% that are not. Great use of taxpayer funds? Saving taxpayer money? I think not. On both counts. Just more big gubmint. The kind of big gubmint that conservatives tend to love.

Companies pay for drug testing all the time. If 30% of the welfare moms or whoever lose their benefits for the fact they can't pee clean, then it's that much money saved. I mean who in their right mind doesn't think that drug testing welfare recipients won't pay off? It's a win win situation. Now lets start drug testing them and save some money.


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Companies pay for drug testing all the time. If 30% of the welfare moms or whoever lose their benefits for the fact they can't pee clean, then it's that much money saved. I mean who in their right mind doesn't think that drug testing welfare recipients won't pay off? It's a win win situation. Now lets start drug testing them and save some money.

It doesn't save money. Here in FL, only 2% of the folks test positive. So, the state is on the hook for the cost of the drug test of the 98% that are clean and saves benefits only for the 2% that are not. You see, if your assumption that 30% of welfare recipients are junkies was right, then yes, this would be a money saver. But your assumption is demonstrably false by large margins - at least here in FL.

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