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  •  They should force an amendment (15+ / 0-)

    that requires drug testing for anyone who receives Farm Subsidies, each time they get a check.  And not just the owner, but the whole family like they would do if it was Section 8 housing.

    "I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man.'" J. R. Robertson.

    by NearlyNormal on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 12:34:48 PM PST

      •  Why not anyone getting money from govt? (2+ / 0-)
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        NearlyNormal, qofdisks

        Let's go all in! Come on Kansas, bring it! Test every state official! State employees? Test em all! Government contractors? Test em all. Employees of any business, local school, police department, fire house, city or county government that receives any state funds - test every employee! After all, the likely percentage of drug abusers for these groups is no different than welfare recipients.

        •  The Dems tried to pass an amendment (2+ / 0-)
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          NearlyNormal, Calamity Jean

          close to what you said.  Tho, rather than -anyone- who takes gov't money, they concentrated on all the big corps coming in here via tax giveaways, etc.,  (I live just a few miles from the Raceway in Legends in KcK.)  The latest was the "bribing" of Cerner Corp to move from KcMo to KcK.   Dems wanted to add an amendment that these CEO's, etc., would have to take drug tests before they'd be granted all these tax breaks, etc.  The Repugs shot it down, of course.

          I have a job 45 miles from here in Leavenworth, and I'm subject to the sequestration.  Hubby hasn't worked for 5+ years.  I'm terrified of trying to find another job at my age (I'm in IT), but I swear... as soon as my mother passes on, I'm out of here - one way or another.  

          I fought all these fights 40 years ago.  I physically can't go marching in the streets again.  And my patience is so short with stupid anymore, I can't trust myself to talk to persuade anyone.  Between the National Gov and the State Gov, I constantly veer between being totally blood-pressure-high-enraged and so desolate I can't see the use of living til tomorrow.

          I just never thought I'd see my country... my state... in this sad, sorry shape - and so many, many people totally indifferent or confused as to what I'm talking about!

    •  Maybe it would be better to (12+ / 0-)

      force an amendment for mandatory drug testing for anybody who supports mandatory drug testing.

      Seriously. I want these rightwing hateful sons of bitches to have to report some place regularly to piss in a cup. And they don't get to set the schedule. They have to plan their lives around the tests, AND, they have to pay for the tests themselves up front to be re-imbursed when they pass, AND the assholes don't get paid until they get the test results. Just like Florida tried to do it.

      Let's see how reasonable they think that is.

      Most welfare recipients and applicants were taxpayers before whatever happened to f up their lives happened. They deserve those benefits and they deserve to have their integrity maintained and not to allow some jackass legislators to satisfy their neighbors' salacious needs to see them suffer more.

      What the fuck has happened to my country???

      I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

      by Gentle Giant on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 12:44:41 PM PST

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