The Make Drug Tests Required To Get Welfare page is getting a lot of attention (1.8 million fans as of this post), but the State of Missouri is trying to make it happen:
Welfare recipients in Missouri would have to undergo drug testing under legislation expected to hit the state House floor this week. Supporters of the proposal say the state shouldn’t subsidize drug use.
Sounds like a no-brainer to me.
But critics say the law targets the poor and that the state’s drug treatment programs already have lengthy waiting lists, leaving few options for people who want to get clean.
What?!?!? That is so lame. There’s your tax dollars working for you, America.
This year, drug testing for elected officials already has been proposed as a separate bill by Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City. “We’re in a time period in which we need to restore trust,” she said as she presented her bill to the House Ethics Committee.
Translation: We’re tanking in the polls and we better do something to make people happy before November.
I hope they get to shove this through and set an example for the rest of us… but I’m sure the ACLU is going to scream foul and some idiot will find a way to kill it.