New Michigan Law Could Slash Welfare Rolls

LawLast week, the Republican governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, signed two bills into law that authorize a one-year pilot program to implement mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients authorities suspect of illegal drug use. In a statement released by the governor’s office, he said:

We want to remove the barriers that are keeping people from getting good jobs, supporting their families and living independently. This pilot program is intended to help ensure recipients get the wrap-around services they need to overcome drug addiction and lead successful lives. We’ll then have opportunity to assess effectiveness and outcomes.

The law enables state authorities to administer drug tests to welfare recipients they believe may be using illegal drugs. If the recipient tests positive for drugs, he or she can lose existing benefits or have an application for new benefits rejected.

Democrats in Michigan strongly opposed passage of the legislation, arguing similar laws in other states have not been proven to save money. Republicans control both houses of the Michigan state government, however, so the bills passed easily.

An earlier Michigan law mandating drug testing was struck down by the courts, as was a similar law in Florida. However, both Missouri and Oklahoma have enacted laws to drug test welfare recipients.

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  • dan miller

    It about time, also need to enforce time on welfare limit and no able body singles resictions

    • Janet Julien

      give the ablebodied singles three months then they have to be either in training for a job, in school to get an education to get a job OR they have to spend at LEAST 20 hours a week doing community service while spending time searching for a job as well, about 5 contacts a week in addition to their ‘volunteering’ should do it. And if the single ablebodied women on welfare get pregnant while doing all the rest, then they would have to take parenting classes while working in a nursery.

      • dan miller

        This was tried once before Clinton signed into on the national leveal but Obama killed it
        No single able body person (male/female,gay/lesbo,trany) should get it also NO ILLEEGALS ETHER MUST BE ONLY AMERICAN/MICIGANS CITIZENS

        • lwainscot

          The problem is, the Kids are automatically American Citizens, which qualifies them for assistance. That needs to be changed unless the mothers are here legally, or the father is an American citizen.

          • 101Airborne

            Push your politicians to change the fourteenth amendment…Was never intended to be used the way they use it…Also Google “natural born citizen”.. the Supreme Court has never ruled on the subject according to the site..Why not??????Correct me if I am ill informed!!!

          • ipsd48

            Actually, Congress ruled twice on the natural born citizenship issue, in 1804 and 1806

          • 101Airborne

            Thanks, ipsd48, Must do a more specific research on that subject…Was the interpretation ever challenged with respect to weather one or both parents of a sibling have to be citizens.. would have been a better and more specific question.. There was a question regarding O’bamas’, Rubio, Jindal Cruz, MCcains eligibility for the Presidency..Will return to you after a little more research!!

          • 101Airborne

            ipsd48, Just finished reading from an excellent site.. Legal Insurrection .com (natural born citizen)..Law Principles: Law of Blood: Judicial doctrine.. cases of inclusion and exclusion: Jus Sanguinis, Jus Soli…Discusses British Law with reference to our Constitution, The Vattel Treatise of 1758…Article 11, Section 1, Clause 4, A letter from Chief Justice John Jay to George Washington, referencing fear of foreign born involvement in the government as a factor for requirement for natural born citizen{ship}…This site has to be read in its’ entirety as it has a litany of arguments, court cases, excerpts from the Constitution and assertions from scholars as to interpretations.. One paragraph states: As much as we want certainty, the term “natural born citizen” is not defined in the Constitution, in the writings or history of those who framed the Constitution, or in a demonstrable common and clear understanding in the former British colonies at the time the Constitution was drafted. Nor has the Supreme Court ever ruled on the issue,and it probably never will…This has been a political controversy for well over a century. The “term” birther has been used as a racist tool to shut down even legitimate debate..If any person is truly interested in this subject, I would suggest reading this in its’ entirety!!!

          • Laurence Almand

            Legislation has been introduced several times to correct this situation, but the Leftist politicians and courts have always shot it down.
            The USA is the only country in the world to have such a law, by the way. Try sneaking into Mexico and breeding a child!

      • Willie

        And then they should get spayed .

        • Janet Julien

          I could go for reversible sterilization once they were able to take care of the children off the taxpayers’ nickle, but these guys that go out and start spreading their so-called ‘Love’ around to all the women in the neighborhood need to get snipped till they also can pay for ALL the kids they cause.

          • 101Airborne

            SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA TO ME JANET!! HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT CONCEPT!!!!lmao ALSO MAKE HIM PAY FOR A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY TO TAKE CARE OF HIS SIBLINGS IN CASE OF DEATH,TAX PAYER WOULDN’T HAVE TO ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY!!

          • Janet Julien

            I’ll go along with that as well as the parents have to pay for Health insurance for the kiddo. I was always of the opinion “if you can’t afford them then don’t have them” and no one has ever died from not having sex

          • 101Airborne

            Get very nervous though!!!!! LMAO…

          • Janet Julien

            They can learn to deal with it, the guys can always talk with Rosie Palms and her five sisters. I’ve spent most of my life celibate and I’m not a nun and when I was with my ex-fiancee, we always dealt with triple precautions.

          • 101Airborne

            Janet.. When talking about Rosie, it brought to mind Joycelyn Elders who served as Surgeon General in the Clinton administration and was fire by Clinton of all people for advancing the idea of teaching masturbation in schools as a deterrent to risky forms of sexual behavior.. She returned to the University of Arkansas and continues to lecture on the speaking circuit about teen pregnancy… What an oxymoron…Clinton fired her because there were too many areas of disagreement with her sexual views…Depends on the meaning of “is” LMAO!!!!

          • J_R_K

            I remember that… Clinton only appointed her in the first place because she was a black woman, not because she was qualified to be surgeon general. In his own words “I want a cabinet that looks like America”… I remember thinking, “what would be wrong with a cabinet that THINKS like America”…. Of course, Obama has one upped Clinton… He has a cabinet that looks like what he wants America to be, and dozens of unaccountable “czars” to pick up any slack his cabinet can’t carry because they are to close to the limelight.

          • J_R_K

            yeah…. it was close, but I survived :o)

            Just kidding, Janet.

          • Laurence Almand

            Keep in mind that our Leftist welfare system deliberately encourages worthless people to breed children in order to get extra money – which they spend on drugs instead of food for their children.

          • Dons621

            At 87 I am close!!

          • Janet Julien

            I noticed your hat in your picture and wanted to thank you for your service to this land.

          • Aanna1123

            You are a hypocrite! How many disabled vets do we have in Michigan and you scream for this drug testing?

          • ekim

            What does a disabled vet have to do with drug testing welfare recipients ?

          • you are so right! something has to be makin a person feel uneasy, as in “lieing” about something! or they wuld not be “twitching” about this subject! i have seen it up close, all too often…a88holes who DO NOT DESERVE the SSI that they are getting! they simply have that disease that was mentioned above, by another writer…LAZINESS!!!! as it is said…THE TRUTH HURTS!

          • ekim

            Thanks for your participation here and in our Freedom and Liberty of this Great Republic ! VOTE !

          • Janet Julien

            I do not scream for drug testing against the people that legitimately use drugs to control pain and other conditions, I am for the ones on welfare being tested to show that they are not on anything that they get “on the street” or illegally. If any disabled veteran is tested and is legitimately on the opiates for pain, medical Marajuana or other substances and has either the doctor’s scrip or the prescription bottle, then nothing should be said and he should be given every bit of aid he is entitled to and, in my personal opinion, even more for the sacrifice that he has undergone for this land.

          • Aanna1123

            Pony up your money. The majority of people in Michigan will pass this and then you’ll be pissed because the governor did this to you! I will laugh at him and at you. I hope it’s my county! I will find a way to be the first in line! You see, I get $16 a month in SNAP and you will pay $40 so I continue to get that! Stupid can only go so far before stupid must stop!

          • Janet Julien

            I also get $118/month in SNAP because of being on SSDI so I’ll see you there, Aanna, and I agree the stupidity must stop. I’m willing to share what I have so that the Disabled Veterans will have enough. I paid into the system all the years I worked with my Social Security withholdings and Taxes to earn my right to say what I feel is important in Welfare, did you?

          • Aanna1123

            Yes, I worked my whole life, from 13 until I was almost killed and made disabled from a car accident! I have more than earned my way and have a hard time with people who try to think they are better than the next person!!!!

          • Janet Julien

            I fully agree that there are a number of people that could work that have a disease called “laziness” and COULD WORK but, instead they take up the resources that those of us that have a legitimate need because we are in a position where we CAN’T work due to being physically or mentally disabled or caring for someone 24/7 that can’t take care of themselves, but sitting, or laying, back and churning out baby after baby to keep from HAVING to work is not cutting it.

          • James Maxwell

            Not quite there Don but working hard, 73 and still working to support my family. USAF/Ret congrats on your service in Korea, Viet Nam here

          • Alan Correa

            not to criticize, but don’t you mean offspring? Siblings are your brothers and sisters.

          • 101Airborne

            Apologies Alan, I know the difference… fingers moving faster than the brain!! Late at night..Thanks for the correction!!!

          • Candice Hiler

            No reversible sterilization. If these people, men AND women, want to have children and keep them, then they must be able to provide for them, After the second one, they need to be permanently sterilized (reversible sterilization can often still result in pregnancy before reversal) and they need to have their children taken away from them.

          • Janet Julien

            Are you saying that if a person is blessed with twins or triplets, that they can have no more children after that? I understand your logic but it still smells of the Chinese program in limiting the families to only one child and their killing of children who just had the misfortune of being conceived to a family that already has a child.

          • MJean

            Janet I would be for: If you are currently getting welfare for children then you get no increases for more children ever. It’s just abhorrent to me to know these women are having children just to get more money. If they don’t get more $$ they will stop having them.

          • Janet Julien

            I can see that the only difference is that for the first two years of the new kiddo’s life they get a pack of cloth diapers, baby formula and baby food then it tapers back to pre-new arrival levels over the next 6 months. Mama can learn how to wash and fold diapers rather than deal with filling up the landfills with the disposables.

          • ekim

            AND now they are sneaking into our country from ALL parts of the world and ABUSING the STUPIDITY of our elected officials by getting onto the dole along with those already on the DOLE ! Why has this NOT been STOPPED a long time ago ?

          • ekim

            IF you cannot afford to feed, cloth and otherwise support your first child or twins without assistance from the taxpaying public then you MUST be STERILIZED for the sake of any future child whom you evidently could not afford OR be FITTED for a locked CHASTITY BELT until your ability to afford existing children and future children is proven !

          • Janet Julien

            For Welfare families, when mom and dad are both in the home, I’m willing to give them three years on welfare with their children before going for the reversible sterilization proceedures. This last economic upheaval shows how quickly the economy can turn on some people and the ones that were once in the “middle class” are needing help through no fault of their own. There has to be a balance somewhere and McDonalds and WallyWorld are sure as heck not helping the people out when THEY tell their employees to apply for welfare in addition to using the wages they get from those places.

          • Doug

            Mandatory sterilizations sound like a liberal progressive thing. No way! Who gets to make the decision on who gets sterilized? Don’t we already have something like this in the UN?

          • ekim

            It is the decision of those on the dole for their first child, ALL future children are your responsibility OR you can opt for sterilization, its your call, simple as that !

          • Laurence Almand

            Janet – Yes indeed, but that would be cruel and unusual punishment for lazy men, and would also be discriminatory.

          • ekim

            You MUST be kidding ?

          • Laurence Almand

            No I am not kidding. The stupid courts have ruled many times in the past against compulsory sterilization, some of them have ruled that laziness is a “disability.”
            Many careless Black men have children by different women, but sterilizing them would be considered “discrimination” by the do-gooder Demo politicians.

          • marie

            You are so right. They even brag about how many kids they have but don’t support them. What is wrong with this picture!

          • ekim

            The mothers should name the fathers, tests administered and fatherhood proven, if unable to provide for the child STERILIZATION should ensue to prevent further children from being born HOPELESS !

          • Janet Julien

            I’ll agree that the sperm donors ( the ones outside of a sperm bank) should man up enough to take care financially of the children they cause and when tests prove a deadbeat dad then the child support payments should be garnished from his wages or disability payments and he gets snipped after the second child if dealing with different out-of-wedlock mothers. As for the welfare mother that has a second pregnancy AND STAYS ON WELFARE, then I would agree to reversible sterilization in the case that mama and the daddy combined ever earn enough to get off the public nickle.

        • ekim

          MANDATORY after the second pregnancy while on the dole for the first. Therefore aid is limited to 1 MISTAKE paid for by the taxpayer, every other MISTAKE paid for by yourself !

      • lwainscot

        If a woman gets pregnant while on welfare, her benefits should be cut, because she has enough spare time from her kids, to be making more babies she can’t take care of. Sterilization solves the problem.

        • Janet Julien

          Like I said, make it possible to be reversed in case she DOES manage to make enough to take care of her children without public assistance and if she’s an illegal they both get sent home to wherever she’s from unless Daddy manages to step up and take responsibility.

          • Candice Hiler

            Do you really think that most of these women will become responsible, especially after having more than one child while on welfare??? Sterilization procedures that are done with potential reversal in mind can still result in unplanned pregnancy. Sterilize these men and women and make sure it’s permanent!

        • Laurence Almand

          Sterilization of incompetent people would be considered “eugenics” and discriminatory against low-IQ, lazy people.

      • pmbalele

        You must be a racist. Racists usually do not think -they want to punish Blacks for being in this country. If they had solution they would hire people regardless of race. But No. They would prefer hiring a criminal White male than a regular law-abiding Black male.

        • Janet Julien

          I do not consider myself racist and I have known both hard-working, honest black men and women as well as lazy, no-good white bums and there are some people that I would love to ship back to their ancestral home, be it in France, Spain, Germany or England. I try to look at the credentials of the person first before looking at either their race or gender, it’s the only way to really be fair.

          • pmbalele

            I know. I think Repubs and TPs are cursed people. I know my God will punish them when they crop. They are hypocrites.

          • Janet Julien

            I consider myself a conservative independent. I look at the person’s stand on the issues before voting for or against him/her.

          • MJean

            As it should be.

          • marie

            I think it is the way everyone should vote.

      • robocop33

        The more kids they have, the more money they get each month and at the end of the year called ‘earned income’. The only way they earned it is by getting screwed and then screwing us! We should pay for only ONE child born out of wedlock, period.

      • Laurence Almand

        Janet – Excellent idea! But you must realize that would be “discriminatory” against lazy women who breed children for extra welfare payments.

        • Janet Julien

          If the welfare moms are being lazy once they have recuperated from having the baby and won’t help out with the nursery or be taking the parenting classes if they don’t have another job, then the benefits get cut and they could ONLY get diapers, baby formula or baby food once the child was old enough for that.

    • gvette

      How far did you get in school? resictions? How about term limits for the politicians that are fucking you every day. Oh, you can’t think that far.

      • rosieb47

        gvette….that was a meaningless reply. If the writer thought restriction was a better word, why should you want to change it to term limits? Either way people get the point she was making. Seems people read the articles with an eye to demeaning the writer.

        • gvette

          LOL..you missed the point. It was the spelling error I thought was funny.

          Now as far as drug testing. Look at the cost of that, by it’s self. Politicians go
          to lengths, to get you onto something meaningless, while they are in the process
          of sticking it to you more. D or R makes no difference. I’ll give you something
          to do, that you might find interesting. Go into the states web site, and get a
          total of all of the government workers in your state. Then see what the pay,
          pension costs, and healthcare cost are to the taxpayers. Trust me, it’ll scare
          you. Yes, I’ve done it.

          • 101Airborne

            Glad you researched it ..I do this on a regular basis Gvette… we have to keep our cool and continue to post factual information and web sites to attempt to educate the low info people…Then some are so ideologically indoctrinated they can’t tell which way is up!!! Some are hung up on race,etc.. lost cause….Nice F bomb though!!!LMAO

      • 101Airborne

        The thing I miss before the f—ing is the kiss and hugging!!!! am I asking for to much???

        • gvette

          LOL…they
          only want your money. They don’t have time for pleasantries!

          Enjoy
          your day!

    • pmbalele

      He is another Lott who hate Blacks for being in this country. This dumb governor has not read Gov Wallace curse. Wallace behaved the same way-made sure Blacks were not treated as people. God cursed Wallace.

  • The Fox

    Should be the laws in every state in the union and watch the illegals and the baby mills run for the border.

    • CONCERNED TEXAN

      AMEN!!!

    • SidSeven

      Anti social ignorant SOB. Plain you are an idiot. Most people on Welfare are WHITE.

      • The Fox

        All ready proved your lie before won’t do it again for your empty skull that cries out for being lonely and not having a brain and insult my mother and I’ll kick your butt right in to hell you idiot. want to play the dozens boy? I can play better then you and can whip you any day boy. Take your thug brain to someone who will cry for you butt wipe.

      • 101Airborne

        Your the ignorant SOB, probably on welfare yourself.. I personally don’t give a rats ass weather their white, black, or purple.. Get up in the morning and report to work like every other working person…If you don’t report on time (Starve).. I am sick and tired of taking care of illegitimate children, and lazy bastards that think like you…You libs don’t have any problem spending other peoples money!!! Most people interviewed on national TV on freebie programs are covered with with tattoos, dressed to kill, dragging four or five little kids around (father unknown), free housing, free heat, hot water, electricity, while the rest of us work our ass off to pay our bills… You don’t like this post (Kiss my working ass)..!!

      • The Fox

        Only one idiot on this site SidSeven and your fit the bill.

      • Candice Hiler

        WHO CARES what color recipients are??? Most are bilking the system! Wake up, Sid!

        • MJean

          And I second that motion !!! 🙂

    • gvette

      Well, I see you’re not too bright. Let’s get the poor Americans off welfare, so the
      government will have more money to pay worthless politicians. Also, more money,
      37,680,000,000, to other country’s. Some of which hate us, and one, we already
      owe billions. God you people are simple!!

      • The Fox

        Well all knowing one, there is a way to stop government if you were wise enough to know how, term limits a start, one term in the Senate, two in the Congress, no retirement, no special health care, no government unions, get rid of most of the departments as not needed and leave that to the states to decide. Give aid where needed in the form of medical and food, no money and is that a simple enough start for you all knowing one. LOL

        • gvette

          Guess who has to vote on term limits?

        • gvette

          I was waiting for your answer, but i guess you don’t know.

          • The Fox

            I guess you need glasses also, read above and we the people can vote in term limits or did you for get we the people are the government?

          • gvette

            We the people shit. Congress would be who votes on it. If you think you can get it on a national ballot, I wish you luck.

          • The Fox

            If no one tries it won’t happen and since when are we slaves? Take away the guns and we will be. Not me, this Marine will live free or die free, no other way.

          • gvette

            Sorry, we are slaves. Just not in chains. We are financial slaves. Simply put, cash cows.
            By the way, thank you for tyour service.

          • The Fox

            Glad I served and thank you but, I took a oath to protect the Constitution something most don’t have a clue about, I agree with some of what you say but, that is our fault for not standing up to a run away government, to late to worry about it now since this nation won’t be here much longer. Shalom;

          • gvette

            It is our fault. We assumed we elected people to look out for us. As it turned out, they only look out for themselves. (they like their lifestyle, and they like it even more, because we pay for it)
            Enjoy your weekend!!

          • The Fox

            Thanks you also.

          • 101Airborne

            Semper Fi !!! Thank you for your service…

          • The Fox

            Thanks Airborne, would have been my choice if hadn’t went in the Corps. God Bless and thanks for your service friend:

          • 101Airborne

            Was in the Corps Reserve while a senior in H.S. and after for almost three years.. they didn’t have recon at the time I wanted to go reg. and being young and stupid, I went Army Airborne just to jump.. My son was a Marine sniper,95 to 99.. older brother Marine helicopter crew in 54 to 58..One of my younger brothers just lost his grandson in a motorcycle accident at Lejeune…Loved the Corps!!

          • The Fox

            Sorry to hear about you brothers grandson, I have 4 of them and would really be sick to lose anyone of them. I could have been a sniper in 63-64 but, didn’t think I would stay in and had a cush job oversea’s so didn’t do it. If I’d went into the Army would have gone airborne for sure. My younger brother went Army and wanted to go Green Baret or Airborne but, they made him a radio man and was a field radio man in Nam, you know how bad that is. he died a few years ago from agent orange and other wounds but sure was proud of him. Never made Lejeune, 3rd Marine Air Wing, 3rd Marine Division, MCRD in San Diego, Cherry Point and Cuba. Was oversea’s when JFK bought it. Shouldn’t have learned to type in high school, got over sea’s and the only guy who could type out of 1400 men so ended up in a Battalion as S1 clerk, mail clerk, top secret clerk after the FBI investigated me and got a clearence, along with legal clerk. Could have went to OCS about 4 times but again didn’t think I’d stay in and didn’t, served 3 tours in the reserves and never got called up. I did professional photography in civilian life and offered me a chance to go to school for airial photography so signed up again and never got to go to school, found out I was the captain of a volleyball team that won the far east championship, so that was all I did in the reserves, so last tour got out. Glad to have a friend like you, hope you have a wonderful week end and a good life. God Bless and Shalom: PS, I’m also a Born Again Believing Jew, LOL

  • James Maxwell

    This should be both a Federal and State law in all 50 states. We have all seen many on welfare
    that should be working but are to “smoked out of their mind” to work. Anyone on welfare
    regardless should be given random drug testing and if they fail given a second test before
    a determination of whether or not to remove them from the welfare rolls. If they can get
    drugs then they do not need welfare and need to get a job and earn their living like the
    rest of us. No excuses, no exceptions and they should also drug test all Government
    employees especially politicians and publish the results.

    • gary foxley

      You mean all 57 states

      • Willie

        Hahahaha !!!

      • James Maxwell

        There is a chance that they could be under the care of a doctor and actually have some drugs in
        their system. If that is the case then they should be able to bring in a prescription from a doctor
        that can be verified. If that is the case then give them 30 day and a second test. to verify that
        they actually are taking the prescribed medication as prescribed and have a valid reason to
        test positive. When I was in the military and we had to take drug test we had to identify that we
        were taking medications and in some cases those meds mixed with others woudl give a positive
        reaction to a drug screen. We would be retested and those meds taken into consideration at the
        time of the second test. It was helpful to some people I knew. One of the meds was what we
        called “GI Gin” which was coined cough syrup. They still use it if you have a very bad cough
        and it could cause a positive reading.

        • gary foxley

          only problem I see with allowing prescription drugs is you can get a prescip for marijuana in several states.
          that means writing more exemptions, more law adjustments, rules and regs cost money—on and on

          • MJean

            My brother works on a ferry and they have a list through the Coast Guard of “allowed” drugs right down to the OTC antihistamines. Some drugs aren’t allowed even with a script. You just can’t take them if you want that particular job. So I don’t agree with someone on benefits getting laxer standards than those working and paying for those same benefits.

        • lwainscot

          They are supposed to report any legal drugs they are taking, before the test.

        • MJean

          Most of us that work and get random testing don’t get the luxury of a 30 day reprieve to keep our jobs. And if we don’t then who will pay for it. Just doesn’t sound quite fair.

      • MJean

        And Barbara Boxer’s 400 year old Constitution! I lmao at that one at the same time I was calling her a Dufus. 🙂

        • 101Airborne

          Amen …not going for reelection!!!!!!

    • Janet Julien

      I’ll go along with that EXCEPT for those that are using Marajuana medicinally and have a doctor’s prescription with them at all times to prove it. If they test positive for opiates they had better have the prescription bottle with their name on it with them for the testing. The politicians should also be tested and file the results BEFORE putting their name on the ballot and tested again before taking office then randomly during their term.

      • Mark

        Yes and all CEO and People that own Companys and Corporation……

        • Janet Julien

          Yup, If they feel they have the right to dish it out, they danged well better be sure to be able to take it as well

          • 101Airborne

            You have it right girl!!!!!!!!!!! Run for office….

          • Janet Julien

            Probably no one would want an old fat disabled white woman in a wheelchair without a law degree representing them and, more than likely, NOT A SINGLE ONE of the political parties would want to deal with what I want for the government to do… Minimum wage pay for all the Politicians, term limits, $25/year limits on gifts from lobbyists, No remunerations while in Congress for speeches, Audits of their personal bank statements biannually, random drug tests and have a record of service to this nation in some aspect- Military, Peace Corps or some other Volunteer group.

          • 101Airborne

            Content of character is what counts with me..and wins every time.. no law degree needed..common sense wins every time!! disabled, hell no!! your brain works just fine!!!

          • Janet Julien

            Thanks Airborne I really appreciate that but you might be better at the political game than me

    • Louise Goins

      Why two tests?

    • SidSeven
      • 101Airborne

        Agreed…(Ignorant) People are there own worst enemy..Notice how the government create crisis every news cycle.. Do you think this is coincidence or just to take your attention off events they don’t want the public to focus on!!!! THINK ABOUT IT!!! For those of you that want to educate yourselves..Google..NAFTA, the central bank, illuminati, ( read and research these completely)..

        • MJean

          Most people call those of us who believe in the NWO or the Illuminati pulling the global strings a bunch of crack pots. In turn they have a name as well: sheeple.

          • 101Airborne

            All they have to do to prove reality is research… Start with..Knowledge of Today .org..Selected Transcript of John F. Kennedy’s address before the American News Paper Publishers Association..April 27,1961..

          • MJean

            Once JFK said he would tell the people what he found out, he signed his death warrant. He was assinated just 7 days later by our own govt. Well I guess the CIA are a govt unto their own. Scary stuff.

          • 101Airborne

            Just my point !! this is reality not conspiracy theory….

      • James Maxwell

        No one ever claimed they were, the enemy is those are are invading our nation daily with drugs and with intent to cause harm to our nation.

  • don lavrich

    we need to have this law passed throughout the whole country.

  • FEDUP365

    I have a J.O.B. and I had to take a drug tests to get that job. If I want to keep my J.O.B then I am subjected to random drug tests to keep my J.O.B. I know lazy assed people who think W.E.L.F.A.R.E. is an Occupation and been on welfare for 18-20 Years. You lazy bitches and mescans want on welfare then take your drug tests and quit dropping babies every year so you can stay on welfare. I don’t want to support your fricken drug addicted brats and don’t think most American Tax Payers want to either.
    I’d test you every other week and maybe piss you off so you’d want to find a J.O.B. or get an Education so you wouldn’t be expecting to be a welfare mama like your mom was and dependant on the government and tax payers for your housing, medical, phone, electricity, dental. Yes everything you get is free to you but it’s costing someone somewhere money. What also gets my goat is that welfare mamas get everything for free and they get to file taxes and get alot, I mean alot more money back than I do. But being a male I can’t spread my legs and get paid to live for free.

    • Tatiana

      Do not forget that you are feeding not only welfare mom, but her fudging boyfriend. T
      his is why they not getting married: to suck money from us. Typical welfare family is the boyfriend, girlfriend and babies. Considering that babies are eating free lunches at school, it is enough food stamps to feed two more men in the “family” Remember, those in Ferguson did not pay attention to food in stores, only to alcohol. They all large from overeating and suffering from diabetes. Remember these obese “gentle giants” who are robbing stores. 48% of population is on food stamps. Today in California they have more people on food stamps, than working. If it is no jobs for food stamps recipients, why illegal Mexicans always find jobs? Because they illegal. Now Obama add 12 million illegals to food stamp rolls.

      • lwainscot

        It used to be that welfare recipients were subject to surprise visits from the social worker, and if the worker saw evidence of a man being in the household, the woman lost her benefits. The logic was, the man has the benefit of a wife and family, so he can support them, as he should.

  • Jim D’Griz

    It’s about time! Ifeel for legitimate welfare needs, but most on the dole today are abusing the service. If one can spend money on drugs, then they oight not receive public money.

    • lwainscot

      Easy is better than working for a living, don’t you know. Especially when all the different programs that are out there, makes welfare pay better than working for a living, without the nasty issue of having to show up and do something for your money. The government seems to want as many people as possible to be dependent on it.

      • 101Airborne

        Dependency means compliant and obedient little sheep!!! How does one make a dog do tricks??? No freebies no vote!!!

        • Candice Hiler

          I couldn’t agree more!! People on the public dole should have NO SAY in how much money the government STEALS from us to put into their lazy, useless hands.

          • Janet Julien

            The only ones on the public dole that SHOULD have a vote on the welfare issues are the ones that are on it through either disability or retirement ( those on SSDI and SSI) because they paid into the system already through their jobs or by being in the Military

          • marie

            You are correct. Some elderly people need it also. They worked all their lives. Young teeny boppers that keep having babies know how to work the system, so the system needs to be seriously revamped! We could never afford a dentist as a child. I see TODAY if you are on welfare you get them free, If you work and cannot afford them well that your problem!

    • Candice Hiler

      …or tobacco, alcohol, and junk food. Let’s not forget that there are many who are on public assistance who are keeping HORSES, yes, multiple horses, swimming pools, better cars and homes than some of us who pay the bill have, can afford cable or satellite tv, and other amenities. I know these things for a fact, as I know many people in this category. If they can afford all of that (much of which I do without!) they don’t need my help.

      • marie

        I think that the people who work for welfare are not doing their job. I have tried turning people in that were renting apartments I had and welfare would not even investigate them! Divored husbands still living there or boyfriends . Do you know they can buy the best meats and lobsters and as long as it is not cooked welfare doesn’t care.!!! What’s wrong with thisl picture. I know! I managed a store and this was yrs. ago!

  • Mark

    Banks probably freak out when payments on mortgages are increased. Those who can afford to pay a few dollars more each month, end up saving themselves a lot of money so that there will be less interest charged to the homeowners. Just what I’ve been hearing from people like Suzy Orman, who tries to save the American people as much money as possible.

  • l2a3

    They need to do everyone otherwise they are profiling. (IAW the PC crowd)

    • conservative since 1962

      Not if a random number generator is used to determine which case (or SS) numbers are to be tested each test interval!

  • 10-Nov-1775

    Welfare is not a right, it is a privilege; that is, you have to earn it. This country has been giving away and doing things for far too long on trust. You want my money, PROVE IT!

    • Mark

      Yes just like owning a Gun…….

      • 10-Nov-1775

        there are all these hoops that responsible, law abiding, WORKING citizens have to jump through to be ‘granted’ a gun permit. Why not hoops for the takers to jump through, as well? Why do I continually see ads to support the veterans’ groups, give money to wounded warrior, etc., but there are never ads for donations to the illegal aliens and others on welfare? Why do veterans have to come begging with hat in hand, and the illegals and welfare takers just have it handed to them? Should it not be the other way around?

        • M. MOLNAR

          Of course it should be but that is not obambam’s agenda. The more chaos and racial tension (the majority of welfare recipients are Blacks) he can create, the less time for Americans to be able to watch his slight of hand legislation.

          Obambam wants every American a slave to the federal govt so he can dictate our futures – which we have NO FUTURE with obambam in the White House. He needs to go – anyway possible, but primarily by Impeachment because then all his legislation including obomacare would be repealed and removed. The delusional dems will fight tooth and nail to prevent impeachment because all their work to control Americans would be wasted.

          So removing obambam is the only answer besides Civil War which may be closer than we know. When and if that happens, the only people who will be shocked will be the liberals due to their living in their own tiny worlds.
          Contact your Congressmen and demand that welfare recipients be drug tested before they receive their monies. Be the squeeky wheel until they do something abt the rape of our country by useless worthless people not worthy of our monies. If we all do this it will move mountains…and change our Nation.

          • 101Airborne

            BTW, Did you hear about the Harvard elitist who backed the ACA to the hilt … were bitching like crazy about their health care premiums going up..don’t you just love it when they have to swallow their own sword!!! They only receive $350,000 to $400,000 to instruct one course!! The poor babies!! Now the MORON in the W.H. is proposing FREE tuition for community colleges.. who’s paying for that??? The lib bastards just love to give someone elses money away!!!!!!

          • M. MOLNAR

            Yes, I hear you. As long as the libs don’t have to use their own monies, they will spend, spend, spend. What they worry? It’s not coming out of their pockets…yet.

            Just look at the biggest spender of all on Philadrlphia Avenue! He has wasted more taxpayer’s dollars on his so called family vacations where he has Air Force 2 fly in their dog at a cost of multi thousands or perhaps millions of dollars – just for the dog, doesn’t include any family members or their staff and secret service. His vacations have cost Americans triple what any other president has cost – and he has 2 years left to totally bankrupt our Nation.

            If liberals do not wake up to the nightmare “they” have created and do something to rectify their huge error, our Country will be so damaged that the only thing left is Civil War – which we are heading towards today.

            Conservatives need to shed their “Conservative” coats and step forward and be heard before we lose the one thing that can change our lives forever – our Country’s FREEDOM OF CHOICE. REMOVE bho, remove the head of the serpent! Amen.

        • Mark

          Hoops for gun permits, your funny….LMAO……How about Loop holes for the Rich that far out do the poor….Dumb ass……

          • lwainscot

            There are too many regulations on hard working, law abiding citizens, and not enough on freeloaders and law breakers.

          • Mark

            How about Loop holes for the Rich that far out do the poor….Dumb ass……

        • 101Airborne

          AMEN!!!

    • Willie

      Go back to the days of the Almshouse .

    • Willie

      I got a couple of neighbors that have been living together for close to thirty years, they arm ‘t married, both are on the dole They each have their own car and all of the latest goodies, take nice vacations and have a little something going for them on the side , which is under the table . It really bugs me when I come home from work and they are out there washing their car or just laying around .

      • Duz2600

        But, you know for a fact that they aren’t military retired, due to disability, SSI, or RR retired?
        Lots of folks have physical ailments that the common busybody would not know of…

        I can probably out walk most folks, even though I have 50% injection infraction due to Agent Orange over 3.5 years in 5 campaigns in the Viet Nam war. I had open heart surgery in 2010. You wouldn’t know it…

        But, I probably would not like to make you my ‘friend’, either…

        • lwainscot

          Once again, there is a difference between legitimate need, and just plain old laziness.

  • Mark

    Welfare indicates to recipients that their current behavior, such as having more babies et al, means more money for them. It is for this reason that I wouldn’t mind cuts to that system. But, I still think that the money saved by budget cuts just goes into the pockets of the politicians anyway. How many average Americans can vote themselves a raise?

  • jeff62aps

    AMEN AND DRUG TEST THEM TO

    • Mark

      AMEN AND DRUG TEST REPUBLICANS/TEAPARTY NUT CASES…..

      • jeff62aps

        Test them all you want, it is libs who live on the dole!

        • Mark

          You should know…..LOL……

  • LARRY JOHNSON

    The filthy democrats won’t be able to skim money from the pot of gold as they did in the past

    • Mark

      Yes just like the filthy Republicans/TeaParty…..

      • 101Airborne

        ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TURN THEM ALL UPSIDE DOWN,ALL THE SAME…

  • xxLouA

    welfare should be cut off PERIOD, BS with the testing. they have ways to get around the testing. no welfare no drugs. then I guess they will go all out to robbery. Got to start somewhere, freebie’s have gone on long enough

  • Chief47

    Good for Michigan. Congress should make this a national law. And who gives a damn whether the Dimocrats are happy or not. They are the ones who have got this country into the mess that it is in. They say “Carma is a bitch” and the Dimocrats are just starting to get a long, long laundry list of payback.

    • Cindy

      Amen. Texas should do the same thing!

  • Will

    what bullshit. This program has been bust every time it’s been tried. It cost Florida millions to do the tests and something like THREE users war found. Test The Senate , the House of Representatives and police before they’re allowed to work or draw paychecks. Remember that MOST aid payments go to children and seniors. the drug using welfare recipient is a myth they WANT you to believe so that you don’t notice them and corporations robbing you blind

    • J_R_K

      LOL (I don’t know what else to say to anything that absurd)

      • Will

        sorry; it WAs an exaggeration . I just “googled” it. a little over 2% tested positive for Marijuana. Around 148 people. The program cost the state hundreds of thousands, not millions; much more than it would have cost to pay the applicants. the [rogram was found to be unconstitutional, as it was, and will be found so in the other states

        • J_R_K

          I have no doubt that as long as we have liberal judges who don’t give a tinkers damn about either the will of the people, nor legally passed laws, who legislate and dictate from the bench, it probably will be thrown out. It’s only other peoples money, after all. The courts have the right to distribute “justice” as they see fit, and to support people making a free living off the sweat of other peoples brows. Judges that protect the rights of honest, working men and women with families to raise, who break their backs, wear out their feet are supposed to stand in the same line behind folks with heaping carts of free groceries for kids they get paid for having and an ounce of dope in their pockets … who could possibly object to that? Oh… by the way… marijuana is not the only illegal drugs often paid for with food stamps and welfare money.

          • Will

            How do you feel about your elected officials giving BILLIONS of dollars in welfare to the corporations that funded their campaign?.
            The mention of marijuana was the actual result of the Florida tests. there was NO mention of other drugs found in the tests. I knew a woman whose husband died, leaving her with 3 kids; she worked, but things were tight. She accepted $72 a month in food stamps that, based on her income, they charged her $54 for. She swallowed her pride, but had to listen to crap from people every time she shopped with them. As for “will of the people”, thank God we don’t have that; there are parts of the country that still wouldn’t pass voting rights for woman, let alone people of color. We want people SMARTER than the dipshit public to make the right decisions from the bench (and the Oval Office).

          • J_R_K

            The only politician I know of who ran a billion dollar campaign was Barack Obama. I guess I feel about that about the same way you feel about the lies you were told about Republicans. I’m even less excited about the fact that he garnered much of his support from the internet, with no over site or questions ever asked about how many foreigners were contributing, which is a violation of law, which Obama never sees as anything more than a temporary, minor inconvenience.

            You said .. “As for “will of the people”, thank God we don’t have that; ” ….I guess you stand with the rest of the liberals, absolutely no use for “We The People”. At least your more honest about it that Barack Obama, Harry Reid, or the rest of the people you give your liberal vote to. But if you think that is how the United States is supposed to operate, you’re ignorant as a pet rock. May I suggest that you google the preamble to the Constitution of the United States? At best, it’ll give you a reason to hate the United States and at worst, it’ll give you something else to call a lie.

            And as for “…there are parts of the country that still wouldn’t pass voting rights for woman, let alone people of color”. … That comment isn’t any more ridiculous, absurd, ignorant of down right stupid than anything else I guess I’ve heard from liberal liars & people who wouldn’t know truth if you melted it down and poured it in their collars. … oh yeah, did I forget to mention, insulting? You say you don’t like being lied to, but you talk like a man who laps up lies like a starving dog on an ice cream cone.

          • 101Airborne

            Great reply to a ignorant person…. apparently has never traveled beyond the living room walls…If he has every been to any foreign countries he would appreciate the good old U.S.

          • J_R_K

            A guy like that, if I had the money and could do it, I’d pay his way to North Korea, Cuba, China, Cambodia, someplace where the national leadership is unrestrained in it’s views like “As for “will of the people”, thank God we don’t have that” and “We want people SMARTER than the dipshit public to make the right decisions”. It’d take him about 24 hours to figure out that where the will of the people is totally irrelevant, God has nothing to do with that country, other than from Christian missionaries from other nations, primarily the United States….Even if he doesn’t miss God, if he had to survive just on his own merits in most of those places, it’d take him about a week to miss God more than the folks back home. He’s spent his life here on the inside looking out…. If we could send folks like him to the places he named, leave them there for about 18 months, let them spend that time on the outside looking in, it might be worth it to pay twice the price to get them back because they’d come home a hell of a lot better Americans than they were when the left…. I hate to admit it, but the time I spent in South Korea about 40 years ago made me a real fan of the FDA. (It’s been 40 years and the South Koreans are no slouches, so I assume it’s gotten much better over the years.)

            Any way, it’s easy to hate all kinds of things about the United States if you’ve spent your life on this side of the ocean looking out and listening to liberal cryers and liars. A little time on the outside looking in could do wonders for us all, even those of us who have already done that years ago could probably use a good refresher.

          • J_R_K

            “We want people SMARTER than the dipshit public to make the right decisions from the bench (and the Oval Office).”

            In other words, you support elitist tyranny, so long as they pander to you and your emotional proclivities. Rather than honorably serving the people of the United States, you want people like yourself, who don’t give a damn about any one else, so long as they meet your personal specifications?

            The real tragedy of the United States is that even the grossly miseducated and really stupid are allowed to vote

  • J_R_K

    The next thing you know, those Republicans in Michigan will be wanting to create jobs for the people loosing welfare because of drug abuse and the Democrats will be madder than a kicked hornets nest.. I mean, expecting drug addicts to keep a job and allowing employers to fire drug addicts is contradictory, unfair and discriminatory. What are those nasty Republicans trying to do? Hold people accountable and responsible for their own lives???? Haven’t they heard that all men are government subjects and are endowed with certain, governmentally protected privileges, that among these are free groceries, free health care and other peoples money?

    • 101Airborne

      LMAO!!!!!!!!

      • J_R_K

        Come on, Airborne, you now that’s how the Democrats see it … “for the children”

        LOL

        • 101Airborne

          Couldn’t stop laughing!!!!!!!!!!!

          • J_R_K

            I wonder if Thomas Jefferson would laugh. .?

  • Shur E. Nuff

    I HATE to agree with the Dumboscats on anything, but this is a big waste of time and money. Drug users know how to cheat in order to pass the test. Don’t believe me? Google “how to pass drug screen,” and see all the information available. These tests aren’t effective because the dopers know to detox or get clean urine before going in to see a caseworker. So what’s the solution? Send piss-testers to the homes in order to do random, unannounced tests? Too expensive. It is just a load of political posturing that will only catch a handful of stupid people– less than 1% will be thrown off the public dole for dirty urine.

  • Joe Mertens

    You work 111 days out of the work year to support government if you only paid for roads police courts and national defense of the borders you would work for the government only 10 days of the year food for thought people food for thought.

  • Louise Goins

    Wow! That should have ALWAYS been done. I assumed it was….why would ANYONE oppose that??? So basically we, the working taxpayers not only pay, food-housing-medical (& who knows what else), are now to keep silent as we support physical needs of welfare recipients so they can afford illegal drugs????? Way to go Michigan!

  • Buckindaburg

    It is stated that Democrats oppose such a law. Why would anyone that is interested in good government oppose a law that deals with a system that has suffered abuse for so long. It seems obvious that when people become so dependent upon government, they will barter their personal dignity for their vote. While no one with an ounce of humanity opposes a legitimate need to receive help from the public dole, it should never become a way of life for generations.
    How does a judge justify his/her feelings by overturning a legally legislated law? Why does a court have such power in the first place. If we as a society, are saying that a judge has more power that justly elected legislators….why do we have elections?

    To my way of thinking, no judge should be appointed to any post. If there is a flaw in our constitution, it is that the president is allowed to nominate and the senate approve such a nomination to the supreme court….and…such an appointment runs for as long as that justice decides that he/she wants the job…or passes away.
    Supreme Court justices should be not only elected to office, but should have a specific term limit imposed. A lifetime job as part of a nine member panel that essentially decides how the country operates, is not beneficial to the citizens of this great nation.

    • deerflyguy

      Amen Brother!

    • jdelcjr

      This was a program we heard allot about, until Obama was elected. Then it went away and never heard of again. It’s strange to me we never hear anything about the welfare system being short of money. Only SSI and cuts in Medicare.

      • J_R_K

        Something else you never hear from the “spread the wealth around” crowd, the moral pontificators of “social justice” is any kind of talk about spreading work, accountability or responsibility around. Of course, when you do hear anything on that subject, it’s just some liberal calling people who believe in work, accountability and responsibility “racist”.

      • metheoldsarge

        Don’t forget the cuts in military and lower government employee benefits.

  • Michael Barrett

    Very misleading headline. What is with all these conservative sites that they feel they have to li.e in their headlines?

    • J_R_K

      LOL…. everybody knows that liberals neeeeeevvvvveeeerrrrr lie about anything! The headline says: “New Michigan law could slash welfare rolls”.. While that may or man not be true, it is exactly the claim the crybabies in the democrat party will make. They’ll be crying like abandoned puppies over any attempt to roll back the welfare state from which they derive their own fortunes, and political powers.

      Show me an honest “liberal” and I’ll show you a mentally deranged sycophant who really, deep in his (or her) heart believes that the United States Constitution was ordained and established to replace Santa Claus with the Democrat party.

      • Michael Barrett

        Pointing at others to justify your own bad behavior is 4 year old stuff. An honest headline would be something about Michigan signs into law drug testing for some welfare recipients.

        • J_R_K

          First of all … “Pointing at others to justify your own bad behavior is 4 year old stuff” is only half true. The other half is that it is a foundational stone in the democrat party platform, and for all liberals who think they are holier than others and should be, therefore, dictating to others. … secondly, you missed my point entirely. The good news is, I’m not surprised… that’s part and partial, a necessary step in pointing at others to justify your own bad behavior. I expected it.

          • Michael Barrett

            Well I hate being lied to by these headlines in conservative websites. I expect more from those who claim the moral high ground.

          • J_R_K

            You’re not being lied to. You just are not understanding what is being said. As for those who “claim the moral high ground”… I would say that the liberals, (the homosexuals, the lesbians, the abortionists, the gimmie gimmie gimmie crowd, the so-called “social justice” crowd and most especially the moral pontificator in chief, Barack Obama are the ones claiming the “moral high ground” and any one who stands up to them or gets in their way is being run over by a government bent on suppressing individual rights and subjecting us all to the rule of elites who consider us to be stupid, inept, incapable of running our own lives and therefore needing their supervision, ordinances, dictates and proclamations to survive… If you want to see some real lying, watch CSNBC, read the liberal sites. Just because the country is full of liars, (it is) that doesn’t mean you haven’t been believing the wrong people.

          • 101Airborne

            Great post JRK,…Johnathan Gruber (MIT) professor who was instrumental in formulating the ACA told the truth about the administration and called the U.S. citizens STUPID for not being smart enough to realize what the financial ramifications were in regards to the ACA…The whole administration denied even knowing him…Low life bastards!!!!! Now the Harvard elitist are pissed off about the increase in their premiums and having to pay more for a Cadillac plan..Poor babies..

  • bobbill

    I was a truck driver back in 1995 had to have a drug test every month , in case you can’t count that was 20 years ago. Nothing to hide nothing to worry about test these welfare robbers of our tax money.

    • jdelcjr

      I was in the same situation from when the feds mandated it until 2011 when I retired. The whole drug testing scene started with truck drivers.

  • metheoldsarge

    Don’t worry liberals. Holder will make it all better for you and put a stop to this.

  • Cindy

    Of course everyone that is on welfare should be drug tested. It’s pretty sad when I am in Walmart or another store spending my retirement money that I worked for to buy groceries and see people in the buying expensive food and liquor and using a food stamps card to pay for it. Bull. Test these people. They need to get a damn job.

  • ray13666

    Test positive, no welfare. If on welfare restrict more babies to none, zero and/or sterilize them. People that work and pay taxes are tired of these blood sucking vampires getting everything for free for doing nothing while the rest of us work and get drug tested and have to support them!

  • glorybe2

    How about testing everyone for illegal drug use? Then we could demand therapy and loss of drivers’ permits and rescind professional certificates for illegal drug users. After all who wants a surgeon or even a truck driver who uses drugs?

  • Go home, mongrels. Beans are cheaper than hell in Mexico.

  • Duz2600

    As mentioned about the Florida Drug Test law, it is only a matter of time before some libtard judge ‘finds’ that it

    “discriminates”…

    Anyone gone on the pre-screening websites?
    A Disabled Veteran, or, a retired Veteran, and wife, does NOT qualify for anything!

    But, Illegal FELONS from all nations DO qualify for lots of aid, even CA$H!

    Thank you for your service! (and, Obama blew off visiting the Phoenix VA, to sit with Gabby Gifford and hubby!)
    Latest count is that over 500 Veterans died from VA appointment “Scheduling errors”…

    • 101Airborne

      HAVEN’T YOU LEARNED ANYTHING ABOUT THIS MORON WUSS IN THE W.H.(all show,belongs in a minstrel show,trolling for laughs) …gives a shit less about vets!!!

  • peter

    They always say that social security is going broke. They never say that about Welfare. The first group worked all their lives and the second group never worked.

  • Orion

    I believe New Jersey welfare law allows for 1 year on welfare, during which you are trained and have to spend 20 hours a week as a volunteer or schooling, this is mostly for single parents, food stamps are determined as a per proven need and its piddles, Now lets look at the rise of SSI not only in NJ, NY and others but nation wide, there has been such a increase of people being accepted and requiring SSI even some hardcore life long drug abusers are sucking on that t!t……
    The safety net for our fellow citizens has been used and abused for so long, that those who may need the assistance are looked down upon as lowest of the low scum. I sure hope I never need to use the service. But I’ll say this most hard working retired Americans who count on their SS monthly checks and Medicaid have only about 2 years before the system does it’s swan song and then what?, I have known a few folks in the last 8 years who have hit the wall, Not due to drugs but due to jobs disintegrating and appearing over seas, with nothing to fall back on, So what did I do, I put my money where my mouth is and help them out any which way I could. Once they where on their feet most of them have helped others. Charity starts at home, and it creates great bonds, unfortunately our servants know this and know they can count on those they feed, who won’t bite the hand that feeds them….

  • lacalady

    Hats off to the Michiganders…and the mice that roared! Keep it going we are still facing an important election!

  • lwainscot

    Drug testing should be mandatory in every state, for every recipient, every month. Welfare is no free ride. It’s the working people’s earnings, that the state takes to help the less fortunate survive, never meant to help addicts support their habits while the children do without. Should test for alcohol use as well, because these expensive bad habits should not be supported by the taxpayers. Democrats just don’t get that.

  • SidSeven

    They should drug-test anyone who works for the Government, too.

  • TiredofPoliticalGames

    Good! It is about time these dead beats for the most part need to be held accontable! While they are at it make sure they feed the existing kids and are sterilized after the second child! They breed like rats!

  • Finder1009

    Call this a good start

  • snowyriver

    Way to go Michigan… good state. good statement.

  • pmbalele

    Well some Blacks and their children will die. But when White women with their kids die, Repubs and TPs will change the policy. I told you Repubs and TPs are hypocrites, bigots and racists. I have told you TPs and Repubs want to divide this country into Blacks and Whites. We are not going to let that happen. I will be the first to sue them. I hope I will have standing.

    • 101Airborne

      What hole did you crawl out of (welfare baby)..Who are the we??? Why don’t you go back to some other site with your incoherent B.S…Any site I have been on you just regurgitate the same liberal crap over and over…The intelligent blacks and whites don’t pay attention to jackasses like you..Get it !!!

      • pmbalele

        Yes, you and other racist Repubs and TPs pay attention to what I write. Actually I have found I will have standing to sue because I will come there and try to be on welfare. I know there will be more Blacks dying than Whites. So the law will have disparate impact on us Blacks than on Whites. I can file this under 14th Amendment or Title 42 1983.

  • ADRoberts

    This won’t work for ONE reason by itself. The bureaucrats who run the welfare program KNOW that if they flag too many people and the roles are reduced, they will have an automatic cut in personnel. There is NO incentive to flag anyone.
    Now if you offer each plugger a bonus of say, $200 for each druggie they catch, you might get a lot of them off the rolls. No, by that time the liberals will pass a law giving them FREE drug rehab and a two year grace period to get beyond the “test” period.

  • Sam

    Well at least the school cant push Islam onto the students as they do at other schools around the country. THEY WOULD BE VIOLATING THEIR OWN RULES.

  • add a clause “positively tested recipient, when providing positive proof identifying source of drugs, will be admitted into a rehabilitation program and retroactively receive lost benefits for xxx months if drug free for xxx consecutive tests spaced xxx days apart. Such recipients must be tested for each month for xxx months for continued benefits.

  • John Keatts

    Great. It is about time someone did drug testing.

  • Eddie

    Every state needs to follow along. About time for these leech freeloaders loose their welfare. Every State needs to follow their lead

  • jbee

    Should test all welfare people.. They should not be allowed the smoke or drink, let alone use drugs on OUR MONEY. WE can not afford those things, so why should WE be paying for them to live it up on OUR MONEY..

  • cletiusparish

    lets also cut aid for other countrys

  • gizmo

    All states need to implement this action. We pay out too much in welfare for able bodied individuals who are able to work and lay on their butts, have one kid right after another and bleed the welfare system dry. I understand that there are people who DO NEED welfare and I’m not opposed to them, just the ones that think the taxpayers owes it to them

  • robocop33

    I wish we would get it back here in Florida. I am sure that Gov. Scott is watching Mich and Ohio to see if that law sticks so he can use the same wording here in Fl. Heck, we need to pass a drug test to get a job and to keep it, why not prove to us that the money “we” give you isn’t being used to buy illegal drugs!

  • Laurence Almand

    This will probably be struck down by the Leftist courts as “discriminatory” against drug addicts who “can’t help” their addictions.

    • J_R_K

      The Democrats will probably blame George Bush for having created the wars that messed up so many poor kids thinking, they had no alternative but to turn to drugs.

  • marie

    Welfare was supposed to be only for short term. I know families that have been on it for 3 generations and have no intention of working. You get more by being on welfare. They also have money to go out on weekend buy liquor, drugs, and etc. I know some of these people so I know it is true. I am 73 and still working because I believe we need to pull our own weight. I can’t always go out on weekends for dinner either, If I have to pay a bill then I pick and choose what I will give up to pay them,.

  • Rock

    THAT should be a nation wide law, should have been in place when welfare started… We wouldn’t have the generation after generation on it now ! Entitlement has to stop. The spay and neuter idea is a great one too, at the end of one year you are
    “fixed”, if still on welfare. The baby daddy or deadbeat dad thing has to end, they hit and run leaving taxpayers to support their fun children. Not right for the children !

  • Alan Correa

    2nd 50duce

  • Aanna1123

    You people are a joke! You bitch about having to pay for people on welfare assistance, yet you don’t get the facts! This testing will cost YOU more than what you believe! Get your money out because if they do this in my county, I will be first in line and I will test clean! All for my $16 a month in SNAP! LMFAO at you uninformed people!

  • CA Loser

    Well if you are required to be tested to get a job then welfare folks should be tested. All of them, not just the ones they think are high. If this law is found to be unconstitutional then being tested for a job should also fall into that category of being unconstitutional. Right?