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LaBornNRaised
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re: Drug tests to receive unemployment benefits?


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stupid idea, mostly candy to square voters.


Aren't you the person that said people can't live off of $8.50 an hour?



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AUsteriskPride
Auburn Fan
Hunstville, AL
Member since Feb 2011
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re: Drug tests to receive unemployment benefits?


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Don't particulary like this part. Who pays for the treatment?


I'd assume the same fricking people that pay to incarcerate drug users??

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I do not agree with the 12 months. Should be final.


Yes.. Zero tolerance works like a charm






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CITWTT
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re: Drug tests to receive unemployment benefits?


A piss in the bottle and a test strip typed piss test costs less than ten bucks. How much does a years worth of .gov cash cost?





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Bestbank Tiger
Tulane Fan
Landmass
Member since Jan 2005
19202 posts

re: Drug tests to receive unemployment benefits?


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I like the idea in theory but it will only end up costing us more to drug test every individual than we would save by ending benefits.


Yep. If I remember right Floriduh spent more on testing than they saved on kicking people off welfare.

I know unemployment benefits aren't the same thing as welfare, but if I had to bet, you would see even fewer drug users in that program.






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VOR
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New Orleans
Member since Apr 2009
40640 posts

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drug tests to receive unemployment benefits?


It's as ridiculous, if not more so, than testing welfare recipients. A miniscule percentage will fail the tests, and it will cost money. It's just dumbass legislation that panders to certain voters.






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Roaad
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Member since Aug 2006
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Drug tests to receive unemployment benefits?
All benefits should carry drug/alcohol/tobacco testing.

Not as a punitive measure, but as a factor in the means testing for that individual.

IOW, if they can afford to smoke tobacco, drink alcohol, or buy drugs. . .the price of those items should factor into the person's income.






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VOR
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since Apr 2009
40640 posts

re: Drug tests to receive unemployment benefits?


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IOW, if they can afford to smoke tobacco, drink alcohol,


So no benefits if they are found to use legal products? Is that what you're saying? Dude, if so, you're wishing for a country and point of view that never was and never will be.






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Roaad
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Member since Aug 2006
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re: Drug tests to receive unemployment benefits?


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So no benefits if they are found to use legal products?
No.

Factor that into the means testing.

I said it shouldn't be punitive (no benefits). It should factor into the equation regarding level/amount of benefits.






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rooster108bm
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2010
88 posts

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A piss in the bottle and a test strip typed piss test costs less than ten bucks. How much does a years worth of .gov cash cost?
What Gov. Cash would you be referring to? Unemployment Insurance is just that, INSURANCE....Sure, the Gov. requires employers to have and pay for said insurance, but it is not funded by income taxes, at least not any more than them requiring you to have auto insurance.



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