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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    They are not your tax dollars! They belong to the government.
    Then the government can drug test people they are giving 'their' tax dollars to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elle92 View Post
    Then the government can drug test people they are giving 'their' tax dollars to
    Well in that case they should drug test every single person in this country because we ALL get 'their' tax dollars

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerKat View Post
    I don't like my tax dollars going into someone's arm.
    I'm not keen on my husband's tax dollars going to people on 3 times our income to subside PHI while we can't afford it, or it going to subside billion dollar mining companies to fight lands claims. But eh, what can you do? You don't get to choose where your tax goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Well in that case they should drug test every single person in this country because we ALL get 'their' tax dollars
    I wouldn't have a problem with that ! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Well in that case they should drug test every single person in this country because we ALL get 'their' tax dollars
    Yep. Time to drug test those that get FTB, CCR, use the roads, hospitals. Bc we know drug abuse isn't solely the domain of the poor. And since we are talking about those that use tax dollars not abusing the system, sounds like everyone needs regular urine tests or they get their CCR cut, or they can no longer drive or go to A&E

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    Let them fingerprint us and take our blood as well!

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    It is a stupid idea.

    They only thing it does is make some people feel more entitled and more superior and others feel more down trodden.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    How do people afford drugs on Newstart?
    My mums ex next door neighbour was a junkie. She moved to get away from him. Anyway he rented the upstairs bedroom to other junkies to get money for drugs. They would spend nearly every cent on drugs, they rarely eat . He also had a doctor who would write him prescriptions for pain relief that he wouldn't use himself but he would sell the tablets to money for drugs that he would use. Trust me these people are very resourceful.
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    I'm a teacher. Been teaching for 16 years. Not once have I been drug tested.

    I think the amount of money it will cost to drug test will negate the savings of those doing dugs anyway.

    And someone mentioned ice epidemic. Isn't ice expensive? How do newstart recipients afford it anyway when living on less than $250 a week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerKat View Post
    For goodness sake THIS government is not introducing anything just yet, they are merely reviewing the NZ model to see if it's something we may find valuable for the Australian welfare system. Way to jump the gun!

    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.
    Do you know what percentage of those in NZ who actually tested positive or refused to be tested?

    0.3%!


 

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