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09 January 2012

Drug Test Congress Bill

In response to a proposed Georgia bill that will require welfare residents to pass drug testing, a new bill proposed by a state congressman would require state legislators to also be drug tested. This brings up a lot of questions about privileges of the legislature, as these results would be blocked, at least until the whole thing goes up to a court.

The whole thing makes me smile. I am a professional at blatantly holding a double standard, and yet I really have to question the standard of why someone in congress should have special privileges over all of the rest of the world that is just required to do a job. Taxes pay for their lifestyle, and even though the numbers have already proven that drug testing for public welfare are a waste of money, it seems that as long as the recipient is already poor, testing should be required. Even though it will never pass, hopefully, this will bring about some serious discussion.