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If I need to take a drug test to get a job, then you need a drug test to get welfare!

20 Aug

Drug Testing

Drug Testing

“If I need to take a drug test to get a job, then you need a drug test to get welfare!”

A little while back, perhaps a year or longer, there was a discussion about requiring people on welfare to take drug tests.  On the face of it this sounds like better than a good idea, it sounds like a GREAT idea.

The discussion has reemerged recently due to a “fan” site on Facebook actually called “If I need to take a drug test to get a job, then you need a drug test to get welfare!”  I thought it might be worth revisiting a point or two I made in the last “original” discussion.

Now there is no way as a tax payer I want to fund someone drug, drinking, or any criminal lifestyle.  So requiring drug tests for welfare seems like a great idea.  Then I thought about it.  What would the person do that had a drug habit and didn’t work, obviously because they couldn’t or didn’t want to?  Simple they would just stop taking drugs, get up, get out, and go get that job at McDonalds and start paying their share of taxes, buying stuff and stimulating the economy!  NOT!

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