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Piss Test For Dollars

Today I received the following chain email…

Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random urine test with which I have no problem. What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don’t have to pass a urine test. Shouldn’t one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check because I have to pass one to earn it for them? Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sitting on their "you know what," doing drugs, while I work. . .. . Can you imagine how much money the state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check? Pass this along if you agree or simply delete if you don’t. Hope you all will pass it along, though . .. Something has to change in this country — and soon!

I usually delete these types of chain letters before reading them. They’re usually some sappy story about how much jesus loves me, our brave troops, or some touching thing that someone learned from watching a child. You know, crap along those lines.

I read this one and dismissed it. Then I went back and read it again and thought it was an interesting concept–"Piss Tests for Dollars". (Wasn’t that a Clint Eastwood movie? No wait, I think that was "A Fistful of Piss Tests for Dollars.")

Generally I think the idea of piss tests goes a little far in the violation of privacy direction, but I guess if it’s good for the goose it’s good for the gander. Surely if you’re gonna trample on people’s privacy so they can make money, it makes sense to trample on them if you’re going to give them money. If you’re going to transfer the wealth it  seems to me that it should be equal on both sides of the equation.

I’m only partially joking. I really think it’s a good idea even though it probably puts me in the same ranks a Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

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