New drug tests target the poor

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August 24, 2011
In These Times
by Rania Khalek  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"This year alone, at least 30 state legislatures (including Louisiana, Massachusetts and Illinois) have considered bills that would require people to pass a drug test to become eligible to receive welfare benefits. Some states -- including New Mexico, Maine and Kentucky -- have proposed extending the practice to those collecting unemployment, Medicaid and food stamps." [editor's note: There might be some validity in drug-testing for those receiving government handouts; if so, let's begin with the banksters, the financial-industry corporati, the Pentagon generals ... and all DEA agents! - SAT] (08/24/11)  

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