More Racist Than 60 Years Ago
If there is any doubt that the United States of America is more racist and bigoted than ever before, read this.
Applications for the welfare program known as WorkFirst would need to pass a drug test before enrolling in the program under a bill that passed the state Senate Monday night.
The measure, which passed 35-15, now goes to the House.
This measure was passed in North Carolina today, demonstrating a prejudicial attitude towards their lower income citizens.
“Every kid in North Carolina deserves to live in a drug-free home,” said Sen. Jim Davis, R-Macon, the bill’s sponsor.
This assumption by the dishonorable Senator is deplorable. What if we forced political candidates to be drug tested before they could serve in public office? How many of them do you think would pass. Hell, most of them couldn’t pass an IQ test.
In addition, those in the state’s lowest income levels would have to pay for their own drug test. This is not a joke, this is what they really want in a state that is bought and paid for by special interest groups.
Sen. Gladys Robinson, D-Guilford, offered an amendment to the bill that would have required drug tests for lawmakers, members of the Council of State and cabinet secretaries.
“We represent the law, we institute policy, so it should not be above any of us to submit to drug screening,” Robinson explained.
Davis objected, saying he did not mind being drug tested. But, he said, if he tested negative, the state should have to repay him. There was no mechanism in Robinson’s amendment to provide for such repayment.
But he doesn’t want a welfare applicant to be reimbursed in the same manner.
A sensible idea came from another Democrat, but was ignored by majority Republican body.
“We seem to be getting into a situation where we’re kind of getting above the people,” said Sen. Martin Nesbitt, D-Buncombe, the Senate minority leader. Not everyone, he said, has $100 to spend on a drug test, especially those seeking subsistence payments from the state.
If I thought in my 20’s when I clearly saw the evil of the Vietnam War, and its futility, and later railed against the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, that I thought government had outlived its usefulness, I am absolutely positive now.
We must have the stupidest people in the world, and they’re allowed to vote. They continue to elect individuals who shouldn’t be allowed to voice any opinion, make any decision, outside of their own homes, and then they would find out one morning that their wives and children had escaped.
Why have Republicans waged war on the poor, women, Hispanics, the LGBT community, and the elderly. The answer’s always the same, follow the money. If you examine the right wing, big money owns them and bought them years ago.
Now let me rip up the Democrats. They are wimps, who are afraid to do the right thing for fear of losing an election. They, including the President, promise us the moon, and deliver a sinkhole. Ideals mean little if no action is taken on their behalf.
Columnist-The Guardian Express