Private companies choose to invest their own money in these mandatory drug tests pre-hiring and that is fine. Applicants don’t mind because theoretically there is a job at the end of the process. Legislating mandatory drug testing in order to receive unemployment benefits is basically the same as kicking a person in the shin when they are already down and demoralized. Moreover the GOP who incessantly cries poverty in terms of state spending and federal spending are willing to spend precious dollars to further penalize people who are unemployed through no fault of their own. The GOP easily forgets that our economic melt down happened through adoption of all the economic measures they are espousing, deregulation and tax cuts. How about the novel idea of taking those monies for drug testing and instead applying it to job training, just a thought about being pro-active in helping those who need help.
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