Thursday, April 2, 2009

West Virginia Congressman wants drug tests for people collecting unemployment

According to West Virginia state congressman Craig Blair wants people receiving unemployment insurance benefits to pee in a cup and take a drug test in order to receive the weekly checks.

He lays out his case at

According to cnn, "His bill would require random drug testing for any government assistance: welfare, jobless benefits or food stamps.

Someone who failed the drug test would get the benefits and 60 days to clean up. If he failed the next test, he would lose benefits for two years."

Michigan and Arizona have attempted to pass similar legislation in the past, but the measures have failed.

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