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  • Potty tests for all
    deployed decoy
    Good deal on the gym membership BCBS worked out for us. Likely the Y but who cares. My thought is since an estimated 40% of folks that are sucking the USA dry with food stamps, welfare, unemployment payments and social security are taking drugs by some reliable estimates. They be should be required to take random potty tests to get a dime. I mean think about it for a minute. The guy watering the greens on those DC golf courses is required to potty so he can have a job. Although most feds are not required to potty, that is going to change very soon, you have to assume (I have been subject to testing for over 20 years). So why are my potty tested tax dollars going to folks on social programs using some or most of that money to melt the bottom out of the bottle... I know Civil Liberties are going to cry Vision Quest, or right to pursue happiness, but what right does anyone have to get money for not working, while the working class is required to pass (or fail, I mean do you really want to get an C for cocaine) a potty test...
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  • Drug testing
    Moderate
    I can understand your point about drug testing those that get welfare, food stamps etc. But first, what is the source of your 40% statement and since it is an estimate per your comment, how was it computed? Your comment may or may not be true, but it is very inflamatory, and without evidence, it cannot be taken seriously. Please do not give me Fox News or Heritage Foundation, or something similar. They are rags and not worth listening to.------Please note that I am a Fed and have never taken illegal drugs (even in college) I have been around people who were smoking marijuana but refused it when offered. (my personal choice and not an ethical issue)
    worker
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  • Jobs
    Moderate
    You complain about people who are not working and collect. We have been in the Bush depression or feeling the effects of it since around 2008. Many people have lost their jobs and cannot get a family supporting job. (I do not mean hamburger flipping which might barely cover medical insurance if done on a full time basis) That does not make them lazy. Be thankful you have, I assume, a good job that pays the bills plus.--------I agree that the system is abused. But it is also a vital lifeline for those who, unfortunately, lost their jobs due to the depression.
    worker
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  • Depression
    Putt-Putt
    You've stated myriad of times about the Bush depression. You may be depressed when contemplating the Bush presidency, but where's your proof about a depression? Please do not give me MSNBC or Moveon.org, or something similar. They are rags and not worth listening to. And congradulations on your firm stance on just saying no to drugs. I, too, had the opportunity but chose to refrain.
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  • Depression
    Moderate
    We reached 10% official unemployment which is one of the criteria. And please do not give me the garbage about move on. They are not my type. I would classify them the same way I classify Fox News. Both are rags whether internet or on paper. And MSNBC is quite legitimate. They do not put out the garbage that Fox News puts out.
    worker
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  • Amen! D.D.
    Fed Lifer
    It's about time our health insurance company offers "something" to those of us taking the time, money and effort to stay healthy. We don't smoke, we drink socially, and exercise more than most to ensure my spouse, who is in the National Guard, maintains a state of readiness. For years I have fumed about having to subsidize the laziness and gluttony of my fellow insureds who don't give a crap about their health; driving up the cost of everyones health care from complications caused by obesity, diabetes and heart disease (and before the bleeding hearts chime in about metabolic disorders and genetics - I get that, and some cases are unavoidable; but by and large the majority are just fat and lazy). My thought was that if your BMI is in the higher categories, so then should be your premium. You want to lower your premium, put down the spoon, get off your a$s and exercise. As for the potty test for public assistance - BRING IT. My Mom always told me that empty barrels make the most noise, so it stands to reason that those protesting laws like the one just recently enacted in FL are the very ones doing the drugs. OR, they are the poverty pimp politicians aiming to get and keep everyone dependent on the government entitlements.
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  • Health?
    Moderate
    You think you know it all, but you do not. Neither do I. So cut the diatribe. You write about the majority, but do not know it factually.-----I can speak for myself. I overate the sweets, but still did aerobic exercise. I am diabetic but so was my father (type 2) I am overweight (not obese) but exercise outside aerobically about 6 nights per week. This includes the winter. My stats are generally good.-----Yes I do take pills for my diabetes and must watch my sugar intake. So, I am far from fat and lazy.
    worker
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  • Health insurance
    EricAlam
    The "Penny Health" is quite popular in California and New York. For example it offers the low income health plan. Also offers health insurance for individual with pre-exisiting conditions.
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  • Testing for Welfare
    Linda
    I 100% agree that welfare receipients should be tested for drugs. The only exception would be drugs for which they have a valid and current script for federally approved drugs. I mean medical pot wouldn't qualify as it is illegal at the federal level.
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  • Medical Pot
    Moderate
    You and I are on different sides when it comes to medical pot or just pot itself. For whatever reason, the 60's generation popularized pot. The previous generation linked it to the radicals and went after the pot smokers. Now we are propagandized on how bad it is. My question is, is it worse than cigarettes? I doubt it. Cigarettes produce all sorts of things such as lung cancer, heart disease, etc. Pot can lead to, but not necessarily leads to heavier drugs which should not be legal. Pot is illegal, but cigarettes are taxed. How about making pot taxed instead of illegal?----------If a doctor preswcribes medical pot, then why should the government stand in the way unless the doctor is a crackpot (bad unintended pun) Then the doctor's license should be removed.
    worker
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