Sunday, September 30, 2012

Drug testing the poor is bullshit

So it seems that more states in the US than not want to start drug testing welfare recipients. And my new home, New Zealand is trying to follow suite! 

In the US,  "If an applicant is found to have illegal drugs present in their system—or refuses the drug test—they will be denied aid." And here in New Zealand, people will be given the opportunity to clean up their acts before their benefits are revoked.

I think this is simply a way for drug testing companies to line their pockets with cash. Corporate greed, nothing more, nothing less.

And fueling this flame are some of those who are already subjected to drug testing in order to keep their jobs. They feel that since they themselves have to endure testing, why shouldn't those who benefit from their tax dollars endure it too?
 This line of reasoning makes me think of a toddler who has broken their toy and demands that one of their siblings toys be broken too, you know, to make life fair! Because an injustice (intrusion into their private lives) is done onto to them it must be done onto someone else? FUCK THAT SHIT.....  
 Second off, its pretty clear to me that this mode of thinking is built on the bigoted notion that the majority of benefit recipients are drug addicts. Florida, the first and only state so far in the US to enact this testing  found only 2% of those on welfare tested positive for drug use! BIG FUCKING WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY was the result to put it more bluntly. Yet 28 states in the US and the country of New Zealand wish to engage in this money-wasting witch hunt!

Also, did you know that some drug addicts have children?  This will take food out of their mouths!
Seriously, think about the children dickhead! 

And last but certainly not least, most of the really really big bad hard drugs flush out of people's system fairly quickly when compared to something as harmless as pot. Here I made a list:

CRACK   "Cocaine can be detected in urine for 1-4 days after use."

METH   "Meth can generally be detected in urine for 3-5 days after use.  2-5 hours after use the urine drug test detection period begins"

HEROIN  "Heroin can be detected in urine for 1-2 days"

CODEINE   "Codeine (including Fiorinal with Codeine, Robitussin A-C Empirin with Codeine and Tylenol with Codeine), about 1-2 days." for urine detection.

 OPIUM  "opiates such as Opium, Laudanum, Paregoric 1-2 days" for urine detection.

OXYCONTIN "oxycodone including Oxycontin, Percolone and Roxicodone, about 1-2 days." for urine detection.

This list can go on and on but I think you get the point. Most drugs are hard to detect especially the really addictive ones. Somebody who smokes a little weed now and then would be more likely to suffer the ill effects of this bullshit. Like I said above, its been proven to be a big fucking waste of time and money so the only reason for this nonsense is to make the rich fuckers at the top even richer. What a surprise!


  1. Nice rant. A lot of issues in the world today, but this one really chaps my ass. I really just can't fathom how stupid people have become to fall for this crap.

    1. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. You would think people would know better by now! But they still seem completely blind to the presence of corporate lobbyists!