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Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:45 PM

North Carolina reveals results of welfare applicant drug tests

Source: Mashable- on Yahoo

North Carolina revealed early results on Tuesday from a round of drug tests given to those applying for or living with the help of welfare.

From the 7,600 recipients and applicants given an initial screening, social workers referred only 2% for drug testing. That amounted to 89 people.

Of those 89, 21 people tested positive for drugs, representing less than 0.3% of the total number of those screened.

Anyone who has used drugs in the past year or was convicted of a felony drug crime in the past three years gets tested. If adult applicants and recipients miss an appointment or test positive ...




Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/02/10/north-carolina-welfare-drug-test/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29#vc1o2JKglZqq



Another yyuuuge waste of money.

The previous article said it was costing North Carolina almost $100 per test.

To reduce benefits for 12 people.


(sigh)

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Reply North Carolina reveals results of welfare applicant drug tests (Original post)
James48 Feb 2016 OP
hobbit709 Feb 2016 #1
Plucketeer Feb 2016 #3
Glitterati Feb 2016 #5
hobbit709 Feb 2016 #6
Glitterati Feb 2016 #9
tabasco Feb 2016 #23
Ellen Forradalom Feb 2016 #2
Plucketeer Feb 2016 #8
jeff47 Feb 2016 #10
BlueJazz Feb 2016 #4
mpcamb Feb 2016 #24
BlueJazz Feb 2016 #25
Travis_0004 Feb 2016 #27
KamaAina Feb 2016 #7
Orrex Feb 2016 #11
mmonk Feb 2016 #12
NCjack Feb 2016 #13
KamaAina Feb 2016 #14
negoldie Feb 2016 #15
pscot Feb 2016 #16
Yo_Mama Feb 2016 #17
trillion Feb 2016 #19
Yo_Mama Feb 2016 #20
trillion Feb 2016 #18
randys1 Feb 2016 #26
Doctor_J Feb 2016 #21
wildbilln864 Feb 2016 #22
JFKDem62 Feb 2016 #28

Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:46 PM

1. Another fine example of penny wise and pound foolish thinking by the Republicans.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:52 PM

3. That's their TRADEMARK!

 

The Repulican crown ->

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:52 PM

5. More like another way to punish and demean the poor

 

Cause, you know, they're just a sadistic bunch of jerks!

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:53 PM

6. Well, THAT is a given.

But their thinking is totally illogical.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:58 PM

9. Logic? Republicans?

 

Yeah, they don't need no stinkin' logic when it comes to being jackasses.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 07:12 PM

23. No, it's penny foolish also.

 

Born out of hate for poor people.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:52 PM

2. They tried this in Florida and abandoned it

Doesn't anyone learn from anyone else?

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Response to Ellen Forradalom (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:55 PM

8. LOL!

 

LEARN? As in "education"? This is about CONvincing your CONNEDstituents that you're watching their pennies while flushing their dollars.

Maybe North Carolina should test it's waters for lead too!

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Response to Ellen Forradalom (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:59 PM

10. You don't demean the poor by learning from other's mistakes!

Why, we had to make our own deeply insulting waste of money to make sure those people are a little more miserable.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:52 PM

4. That's not far off the results in Florida. These idiots down here were sure it "Would be about half"

 

Total #$^%$& waste of money.

Plus, I wonder if the corporate pricks that get huge amounts of tax dollars get THEIR blood tested...Yeah right.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:14 PM

24. No where in the article was tha cost mentioned. What'd it cost???

And...

Whose lab was it sent to, 'cause sombody made a bundle!

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:29 PM

25. If I remember correctly, the cost was several million dollars and the Lab had something to ..

 

...do with the Governor's wife.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #25)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:59 PM

27. My reading of the article is that only 89 test were given

 

Actually slightly less as some didn't show. And about 25% of people failed the test.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:55 PM

7. Results? McCrony's buddies made a pile.

 

Count on it.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 02:59 PM

11. Which was, of course, the goal from the outset

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:12 PM

12. Yep.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:15 PM

13. Gov. McCrory (NC-R) is the worst NC governor I can recall. His latest focus to

enrich Repugs is to drive solar and other renewable energy sources out of business (so the Koch Bros. can provide us fossil-based energy). Also, he wants nuclear power classified as "renewable", so it can qualify for tax breaks and special considerations. Education in NC is crashing-and-burning. The teachers are demoralized and leaving. Enrollment in NC universities in education is in steep decline. Thinking about moving your family here? Don't. We are so gerry-mandered that our only hope is for the SCOTUS to order redistricting.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 03:16 PM

14. I thought he was against solar because it sucks all the energy out of the sun.

 

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 04:31 PM

15. There they go again

These republican welfare queens would step over 100 dollar bills to pick up a shiny dime. Disgusting!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 04:35 PM

16. I bet the numbers would be a lot higher

if they drug tested the lege.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 05:16 PM

17. They only did the drug screening on 89 people; 21 tested positive.

Of those, 21 tested positive.

The social workers review first - they are only drug testing those with a known drug problem, which is why so many tested positive.

Is it a good use of the social workers' time? That's the question to ask.

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Response to Yo_Mama (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 05:37 PM

19. "Of those 89, 21 people tested positive for drugs, representing less than 0.3% of the total number"

 

The answer is no, it is a waste of time since they subjected all to the screening and then actually tested 89 and all tested were known drug users in the last year. BTW, They should give the ones who tested positive more health services to beat the drugs, not less.

It doesn't say which drugs these people were on. I bet a majority caught only smoked a joint in the last 3 months. Now that's the reason to withhold support

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Response to trillion (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 05:42 PM

20. Well- drug treatment programs might be worth it. If you are just denying/cutting benefits,

probably not.

I bet you are right about the marijuana, too.

This is at least rational in that they didn't test everyone, thus wasting the public's money.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 05:29 PM

18. Thank goodness the Reich Wing has caught them. Those 12 people with children

 

who are now going to have reduced support are proof that this works.



and

Sorry, I lack the sociopathy to ignore the injustice to poor families with kids.


I hope the righteous repukes playing gestapo over social services are happy now.

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Response to trillion (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:34 PM

26. Hey, better results than finding voter fraud. But yes, I think we should test

corporate executives and politicians for a conscience, and if they dont have one, take ALL their money and put their ass out in the street.

Then take that money and hand it to the people they tested in this system.

Keep it up, assholes, keep it up.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 05:46 PM

21. now let's test the legislature. They take a lot more tax dollars than someone on welfare

 

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 06:43 PM

22. we should be drug testing politicians & law enforcement! n/t

 

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 12:23 PM

28. Drug test everyone running for public office.

If elected, they are responsible for the life and death of Americans.
Time to make sure they are up for the job.

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