Like a lot of folks in this state I have a job. I work, they pay me.
I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random urine test, with which I have no problem. What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't have to pass a urine test. Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check because I have to pass one to earn it for them?? Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do on the other hand have a problem with helping someone sitting on their ass, spending the cash on drugs. Could you imagine how much money the state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check?????
About a year ago, I was in the grocery store and I was behind a couple and their two kids in the checkout line. The little girl sitting in the cart looked like she was between 18 mos and 2 years old and was wearing a t-shirt and a diaper. The diaper looked like it hadn't been changed all day. The other little girl was about 4 and had snot spread from one ear to the other and didn't look like she'd had a bath in a week. They were using their Lone Star Card (food stamps) to purchase their groceries and they were short a couple of dollars. Let me give you a run down of the items being purchased: 2-12 packs of Coke, 3 bags of Lays potato chips, 1 pkg of twizlers, a cake mix and icing, and milk. Does anyone want to take a guess on which item was put back? Yeah, you guessed it, the milk. The cashier and I just looked in awe over this. First of all, I didn't even realize you could buy that kind of crap with food stamps and secondly, can you say "the munchies"?
I am all for helping those that need help but not for helping those that won't help themselves. I agree completely that anyone that receives any kind of public assistance should have to pass a drug test. This mean the mothers that receive WIC should have to pass one too. I know that in the case of WIC it is the child that suffers the most but if they can't pass a drug test then they shouldn't be allowed to keep their kids anyway.