There is absolutely no question I am going to take some heat for this blog from my liberal friends. So let me just make a couple of comments upfront and then they can twist my words later.
I am not opposed to federal and state aid for people who need it. I’m talking about the elderly and the sick and the mothers who have been abandoned by the fathers of their children. And I’m also talking about our men and women who have been injured while serving their country in the armed forces.
But I am completely, totally, 100 percent AGAINST people receiving aid who refuse to work for a living when they are physically and mentally capable of holding a job. I do NOT want any of my tax dollars going to people who take drugs and hang out with their friends instead of looking for a job, and then go and collect their government checks.
And that’s why I love what the Wisconsin governor is proposing for his state. Scott Walker has recommended that drug testing be required for those applying for or receiving benefits from a variety of state aid, including unemployment insurance and FoodShare, Wisconsin’s food stamp program.
Walker added that those who fail the drug tests would be given the opportunity to participate in a free drug abuse program and receive job training. Now, that’s nicer than I would have been about it, but the liberals still have problems with Walker’s plan because they feel it’s biased against lower income people.
As with most liberal arguments, the opposite is true. Drug testing for state aid and food stamps is EXACTLY what is needed to ensure that the right people are getting the aid they require and not having to receive a smaller share than they need because people who don’t really need it are taking advantage of the system. But trying to be logical with a liberal is like trying to explain calculus to a baby. They just don’t get it.
How do you feel about what Walker is trying to accomplish in Wisconsin to make sure only the deserving are receiving state aid and food stamps? Do you wish that same type of plan would be proposed in your state? What about nationally? Hope to hear from you about this important topic.