Urine Test — This guy has a point!  This was written by a construction worker in Fort McMurray .  Read on . . .
I work, they pay me.  I pay my taxes, and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit.  In order to earn that pay check, I work on a rig site for a Fort McMurray construction project.  At any time I am required to pass a random urine test, with which I have no problem.  HOWEVER, 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?    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 sit on their ass, drink beer and smoke dope.  Could you imagine how much money this country would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check? 


  1. Nice argument, unfortunately it would probably not be adopted.
    Probably get shot down because of racism or unfair-ness of because it would hurt someones feelings.
    🙁 Oh well.

  2. That is a very clear argument. Send it to Congress as the first proper step to providing Healthcare – don’t tie it to pay – it is only Healthcare, and smile when you say it.

  3. Agreed entirely.
    One thing I’d personally like to see is reduced penalties for marijuana users, but the problem with insisting on any drug war reform is that the libertarian crowd immediately uses you and insists that you’re for all taboos against all drugs to be thrown aside.
    The inability for us to proclaim judgment on clearly unproductive and self-mutilating members of society is a serious problem, and that inability stems from liberals who don’t want us to judge, libertarians that think because they feel responsible they must be responsible, and a corporate/bureaucratic capitalism more interested in the bottom line – taking your money away – than getting involved in moral issues.
    What you’re asking for is morality to be tied to wealth creation. It’s shocking, I know, asking people to be reasonable.

  4. Fort McMurray is in Alberta Canada.I agree with the comment. But maybe the argument might be more convincing if it was in the USA.

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