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Louisiana House votes mandatory drug test for Welfare recipients

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WOOO WOOO GEAUX LOUISIANA

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House  has voted to approve a Metairie lawmaker's bill to require drug testing  of welfare recipients who get cash benefits.

Republican John LaBruzzo says the bill would help people to get jobs, since many employers require drug tests.

The  bill received the support of 65 lawmakers, over half of the chamber.  The bill also gained co-authors, bringing the total to six, but not  before prompting a heated debate.

Several lawmakers said a  similar bill passed in Michigan was overturned by the 6th U.S. Circuit  Court of Appeals, which does not control courts in Louisiana.

Others  argued the bill unfairly assumed that people receiving welfare take  drugs. Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, said former Metairie Rep. and  longtime Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke introduced a similar bill.

La. House votes to mandate drug tests for welfare - New Orleans News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather - FOX 8 Live WVUE-TV Channel 8
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What all dreauxgs will they be testing for?

Edited by Chalk, 18 May 2011 - 12:44 PM.


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Everyone who is angered by this bill is on welfare and a drug user.

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Tator said:

Everyone who is angered by this bill is on welfare and a drug user.

Exactly, there is no reason to be upset if you don't use drugs.

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tusker1 said:

Exactly, there is no reason to be upset if you don't use drugs.

or pay for your own

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Of course we all believe welfare recipients take drugs.

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L.A.Hog said:

Of course we all believe welfare recipients take drugs.

I don't, but I do know that a large percentage of them take advantage of it instead of using at a tempurary help while they get back on their feet.

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L.A.Hog said:

Of course we all believe welfare recipients take drugs.

Not all, but I certainly wouldnt mind seeing the ones who do having their free money taken away from them

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cocky4ever said:

Not all, but I certainly wouldnt mind seeing the ones who do having their free money taken away from them

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L.A.Hog said:

Of course we all believe welfare recipients take drugs.

Don't know about take but probably deal.  Its mighty odd to drive by the projects and see better cars than what I drive parked out front....

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nova said:

Don't know about take but probably deal. Its mighty odd to drive by the projects and see better cars than what I drive parked out front....

My comment was meant to be tongue in cheek,but you guys are right.Most probably don't do drugs but like nova said dealing is another matter.

When they had the paper food stamps it was easier to convert to cash.The card helped in that matter.

The thing that waters me off the most is guys with very good paying jobs not getting married to the mother of their children and living together and buying their baskets full of groceries with food stamps.I've seen this on a couple of occasions.

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nova said:

Don't know about take but probably deal.  Its mighty odd to drive by the projects and see better cars than what I drive parked out front....

i don't like welfare abuse either but do you realize how you sound?

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Here is a prime example of government welfare run amuck:

$2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps - Yahoo! News

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zartan said:

i don't like welfare abuse either but do you realize how you sound?

To me he sounds like a guy who has worked hard for what he has and wonders how those who he supports with his tax dollars can drive a nicer vehicle than he can.I wonder the same thing.