Posted by bad_luck on 5/7/2014 12:16:00 PM (view original):
Posted by mchalesarmy on 5/7/2014 12:11:00 PM (view original):A drug testing program is an expensive-to-administer intrusion into someone's privacy. There is no probable cause. I don't understand a supposed "conservative" wanting to illegally search someone.
If people want free money they should be willing to obey the law.
I really have never understood the lefts resistance to this seemingly logical standard.
I don't care if someone uses their unemployment check to buy an 8th of weed. Or a case of beer. Or wild, organic salmon. Or a double cheeseburger at McDonalds. It's none of my business and I have no interest in violating their rights.
Some former neighbors of ours have fallen on some (self inflicted) very hard times financially. He lost both of his businesses (he owned two gas stations), they lost their house, etc. Pretty much everything. They were relying on family members to help them get by. She was crying on my wife's shoulders about how bad it was, just to get groceries to feed the family, etc. In the meantime, my wife and I calculated how much they were spending on her smokes and their alcohol (wine for her, harder stuff for him). Rough estimate was around $100 a week. That's a lot of grocery money to feed themselves and their kids.
We were expecting to be asked for a "loan" (which we fully knew would never get repaid) to help them get through the end of a month at some point. Fortunately, the request never happened.
Kind of hard to feel that much sympathy for that kind of mindset. I don't want to subsidize somebody else's vices. Whether it's directly out of my own pocket, or from the money the government collects from my paycheck in taxes.