Instead of letting politicians distract us with hot-button social issues like this one, and like abortion, and like gay marriage, why don't we, as constituents, focus on things that are actually important for this country and its future? Like widespread governmental corruption? Like SuperPACs and the way in which they contribute to said corruption? Like actually trying to fix the economy? Like making sure our representatives are willing to work together, as opposed to only being willing to work with members of their own party? Like reducing the tax burden on our rapidly-shrinking middle class?
Drug testing for welfare recipients and/or unemployment recipients is a waste of time, money, and attention.
THIS IS EXACTLY THE TYPE OF S**T THAT OUR POLITICIANS WANT US TO FOCUS ON, SO THAT WE DON'T FOCUS ON THE ISSUES THAT ACTUALLY MATTER.
And here's another newsflash: most people don't even want to be on unemployment or welfare. Studies indicate that there are many more people who qualify for these programs than actually sign up for them, most likely because a good number of people don't want to take "government hand-outs" because they are too prideful (and that's fine, but remember, your tax dollars pay for these programs, so you are entitled to them if you need them).
Please, please, please, stop caring about unimportant bulls**t and start focusing on political issues that have some f**king substance. The vast majority of people on welfare and unemployment are not "cheating the system." If you really want to make sure that your tax dollars don't go to waste, perhaps you should concentrate on fighting the rampant fraud and wasting of money that our governmental bureaucracy seems to revel in. Perhaps you should object to the benefits of teachers being cut by states that don't have the money (because of corruption and inefficiency) to pay these teachers what they promised. Teachers don't collect social security. They get a pension. Illinois, like many states, matches the contributions that each teacher makes to their pension with each paycheck. Or at least, they said that they were. Turns out, they haven't been, and they don't intend to. Now they want to slash teacher pensions drastically. This is outrageous. There is s**t like this happening almost daily, in every state. Why is no one complaining about things like this? Oh, right, because it's much easier to complain about fictional "welfare queens" living off of your hard-earned money.
GET A F**KING CLUE.