>The Urine Test

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I got this in an email and had to share it. It came from the Oregon News-Review.

Here’s what it says:

I have a question, not only for Douglas County, but for the entire state of Oregon. Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me, I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as they see fit. In order for me to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random urine test, which I have no problem with.

What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don’t have to pass a urine test. Shouldn’t one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check, because I have to pass one to go earn it for them?

Please understand, I have nothing against helping people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sit on their butt. Could you imagine how much money the state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check?

Leonard Wilson

What are your thoughts?

3 thoughts on “>The Urine Test

  1. >According to the GAO, we've just wasted 1.4 trillion on an unjust war. Why doesn't this guy complain about that? When one honestly puts government kickbacks to corporations, the military industrial complex and giant companies like Wal-Mart cutting their employee hours so they must go get state or county funded health care…when someone honestly puts those items against Americans sitting on their butts, the disparity is awesome. Right wing radio breeds this kind of nonsense. This guy says in his article that he wouldn't mind if these people were truly trying to get on their feet but you know he really would…

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  2. >We complain about what affects us most. The war, walmart, and gov't kickbacks, doesn't hit home with him. While it may affect him in taxes, it doesn't have the punch this does.He more than likely does have a problem helping the welfare recipients he's complaining about, but I still think it's a point well taken. I know there are way too many people kicking back smoking on a phat joint while they are waiting on the mailman to arrive. Does making them give a urine sample push them to do better? I'm not so sure about that, but if they had to drop unannounced to keep those benefits, they might be less likely to lay in the cut and just chill.

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  3. >I doubt if enforcing a urine test will help. Although there are of course many more important topics to be discussed, this person does have a point. I just got off the phone with a friend of mine who is about to put their brother on a bus and send them back to their hometown. Their brother has been freeloading off them for months, but managed to find funds to support their habit…he can't get another job at this time here because he has some of that "ooh wee" (as Martin would say) in his system.

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