Just when I thought I had seen it all and just when I thought this country’s bottom could get no lower, Kentucky Rep. Lonnie Napier, R-Lancaster, penned a Bill to further demonize and humiliate the poor with mandatory drug tests for people receiving food stamps, Medicaid, and welfare.
Here is a link to the article in Huffington Post. I would appreciate a link to the actual Bill, if this is possible.
Kentucky Lawmaker: Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Would Save… 4:10pm
Jan 18, 2011 … firstname.lastname@example.org | HuffPost Reporting … Under Kentucky House Bill 208, public-assistance recipients who fail the random drug …
First of all, food stamps do not pay for toilet paper, much less illegal drugs.
Second, drug testing is expensive. Who will pay for this?
Third, if food stamp recipients are to be tested, then so should all of the legislators, Circuit Court Judges, prosecutors and every other tax-payer-funded employee, and if they turn up positive, they should lose their jobs and be locked up.
Such legislation only fuels the current all-out war on the poor.
[Cross-posted at: http://dumpsters2011.wordpress.com/]