Oh why am I not surprised by this idea!
Bl'dy hell they don't even have the resources to do proper checking of people who receive government payments to make sure they're in the situation they say they are. Yet they propose drug-testing!
Yet another policy that is all about their attitude that welfare recipients are all loser druggo's rather than actual smart policy making!
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01-06-2014 17:04 #72
My husband is a recovering alcoholic/drug addict. He was extremely high up in the railway earning $150,000+ a year and then got a positive drug reading. I came home with my daughter after getting her Santa photos done to find him od'd in our bedroom with a needle in his arm. We lost everything because of his addiction. He sold out belongings and stole a lot of money off his parents. He has been clean now and In aa and na for six months. My point being is that I have seen what someone will do to get drugs. I've actually surprised myself to think the drug testing for the dole will not help. People who are drug addicted will do anything to get drugs and cutting off the small amount of money they do get will just lead to more crime and prostitution. Also what happens if you test positive? Will that follow you everyone from then on even if you get clean and want to find a job etc?
01-06-2014 17:07 #73
Personally I don't think it would work and I think it's the wrong way to deal with the drug problem we have in our communities. But I am glad that the government are trying to find ways to save wasted welfare payments - I don't like my tax dollars going into someone's arm.
01-06-2014 17:08 #74
I have no no problem with drug testing work for the dole though. Many workplaces do it... For a good reason.
The point? There needs to be a good reason to drug test people!
01-06-2014 17:10 #75
I agree completely with those that claim that it will just cause more crime.
I really feel the government haven't thought this through and innocent people are going to be at risk due to the governments ruthless stupidity.
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