Thursday, December 22, 2011

Drugs On the Dole?

If you're on the dole and you aren't on drugs, why wouldn't you want to be tested?:

Senator Campfield's proposal, unlike the controversial Florida law under federal injunction, would only test for illegal and/or illicit substances, not for prescription drugs of any kind. Because of this, Campfield's legislation should be relatively low-cost and well worth it in order to keep the State of Tennessee from funding someone's illegal choices as much as it is possible to do so. Since these are taxpayer-funded benefits, there should be no debate about the need to keep tax money from moving into the world of illegal drugs and-for more importantly-the current criminal underworld which deals in them which such tax money would be (and in some cases-however small the number-certainly is) helping to fund.

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At Saturday, December 24, 2011 1:56:00 PM, Blogger Al Stanley said...

1) The very real risk and consequences of false positives. 2) The belief that people the poor are subjected to enough indignities already. 3) To what extent is this a real-world problem or is this just another way of heaping calumny on the idea of a social safety net? 4) Did Jesus test and heal or did He just heal?

PS I liked your March 15, 2005 post mentioning Christian forbearance.


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