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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:22 PM

The Trump administration wants to make it harder for unemployed workers to get benefits


A new rule would let states deny benefits to those who fail a drug test.

By Alexia Fernández Campbell@AlexiaCampbellalexia@vox.com Aug 13, 2019, 3:10pm EDT

The Trump administration is about to make it harder for laid-off workers to get government assistance.

The White House is reviewing a new rule that will allow states to expand the number of people who have to pass drug tests to get unemployment benefits, according to Politico. Jobless workers who fail the test would be blocked from getting the assistance, which employers pay for through payroll taxes — money that workers are entitled to receive when they are fired.

The move is a dramatic reversal from the Obama administration, which in 2016 placed strict limits on drug testing for unemployment claims. States could only deny benefits to workers in a few high-risk jobs (like law enforcement and child care) or employees who were fired because they tested positive for drugs.

Republicans revoked the Obama-era rule soon after Trump took office, and now the Trump administration is moving in the opposite direction from the former president. The latest rule would let states test all laid-off employees who work for companies that normally require job applicants to pass drug tests. That includes testing for marijuana, opioids, or any other class of illegal (and in some states, legal) substances.

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https://www.vox.com/2019/8/13/20803678/unemployment-benefits-drug-test-rule-trump

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:28 PM

1. Let's drug test

the shit stain in the WH first and see if he passes.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:29 PM

2. Since the lawyers say it's unconstitutional,

are they going to file a lawsuit?

The GOP's motto is: Death To Workers. Visions of the film Metropolis fill my mind.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:42 PM

3. Did not work out to well for Scot Walker.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:35 PM

4. There seems to be...

a steady stream of things that Trump's Administration wants to take away, restrict or eliminate when it comes to what people actually need. Now, that's a man of the people all right.

Stop people from getting anything again, (SPFGAA). Well, that's the solution!

Damn, are they that hard up to pretend to make up for the tax cuts for the chosen ones? Penny wise and pound foolish?

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