Yep. What an awful, awful idea. People with genuine problems won’t be allowed to, you know, buy food anymore. Worse yet, they have to pay out of pocket for the test.
The North Carolina state Senate voted Wednesday to overrule Gov. Pat McCreary’s veto against testing applicants for public assistance for drugs and implement the policy anyway. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC), the state House voted Tuesday to move forward with the tests, which will require some applicants to pay out of pocket for the tests before they can qualify for benefits.
When he vetoed the drug testing bill (North Carolina House Bill 392), he called the measure “a recipe for government overreach and unnecessary government intrusion…that is not a smart way to combat drug abuse.”
And I’m sure Jesus would do the same thing. Feed the poor — but ask them to piss in a cup first. Which New Testament verse is that?(ht David Benowitz)