When will the common people who vote FINNALLY GET A CLUE!!!! Those who make a stink about poor people using drugs, usually use them themselves. They are for starving poor people out who use drugs, but they can't stay away from stuff, themselves.
The latest example is Representative Trey Radel, a Republican who is a proponent of making food stamp recipients submit to drug tests before receiving assistance.
According to M.A. Hussein; M. David and Shante Wooten of Counter Current News said:
" The proposal for those on food stamps to urinate in cups to prove they’re not on drugs received widespread praise from Republicans. But only a month after he backed the proposal, police busted the Florida Republican on a charge of cocaine possession."
He and other Republicans have shown a real taste for coming down hard on poor people who can't stay off drugs. There is no compassion and they are eager to dish out punishment for those who have a drug problem.
Radel said he would seek treatment and wanted people to treat him with the kind of patience and understanding he has worked so hard to keep from other people with drug problems. So he can dish it out but when caught he can't take his own punishment.
On top of all of that, in states where drug testing is the norm for food stamp recipients, it is expensive. Very few people have failed the drug tests and the cost of implementing such tests have actually cost the tax payers MORE money and not saved any. In fact it cost twice as much money to do the testing than it saves.
Also the Counter Current News article asked:
“Why don’t we drug test all the members of Congress here,” (Rep. Jim) McGovern (D-Mass.) asked. “Force everybody to go urinate in a cup or see whether or not anybody is on drugs? Maybe that will explain why some of these amendments are coming up or why some of the votes are turning out the way they are.”
It's time to kick these ass-holes out of congress. If they are for kicking the poor of off food stamps, then kick Radel and the other drug using legislatures out of office. It is the fair thing to do and it is way more fairness than the options they want for other people who are caught.
It's time to get tough on these drug using hypocrites. And it is time for people to realize THIS IS NOT just one bad apple. It represents a lot of bad apples in a bucket of rotten apples. The Republicans are liars, cheats and hypocrites. It is time for people to stop supporting them.