Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Another Reason Why Walker Will Be A Great President

From jsonline, Milwaukee:  Gov. Scott Walker's health secretary sued federal officials Tuesday in an attempt to allow the state to screen people with drug tests if they seek food stamps.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Milwaukee, came two days after the Republican governor signed a budget including the drug testing provision and one day after he announced he was running for president.
Federal officials had been expected to block the move, and the lawsuit is an attempt to pre-empt such an order and get a federal judge to allow the program to go forward.
Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel filed the lawsuit on behalf of the state and Kitty Rhoades, Walker's health secretary. He brought it against U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and other federal officials responsible for running the nutrition program known as FoodShare in Wisconsin.
The case will be heard by U.S. District Judge Charles Clevert.
In a statement, Walker said testing people for drugs was part of a "compassionate approach to ensuring individuals on certain public assistance programs are workforce ready."
"Our most recent budget builds on our record of enacting big, bold entitlement reforms to restore programs to their original purpose — a safety net, not a hammock," his statement said. "We are focused on helping people move from government dependence to independence because we want people to know the dignity that comes from work."
I have no problems with Wisconsin drug testing people receiving Food stamps.
I am pretty sure that if you are using crack, meth or pot, your chances of getting off public assistance, especially food stamps is pretty much, no chance in hell.
If a person tests positive, then they should seek treatment and if they refuse to do this or are caught a 2nd time using drugs while on Food stamps, should be suspended for at least 6 months.  A 3rd drug test, they are out for a full year and a 4th time, they are done with Food stamps forever.
Just another reason why Scott Walker would make a great president.

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