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    Walker budget to bar drug users from food stamps, Medicaid

    http://http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/walker-budget-to-bar-drug-users-from-getting-food-stamps-b99431090z1-289450411.html

    Madison With federal approval in doubt, Gov. Scott Walker is moving ahead with his campaign pledge to ensure that drug users aren't getting public health care, food stamp or jobless benefits.

    As Walker explores a 2016 presidential bid, the proposal being included in the governor's Feb. 3 budget bill will help him sell himself to GOP primary voters as a leader committed to overhauling the core programs of government.

    For the first time Thursday, Walker committed to drug testing recipients of BadgerCare Plus health coverage and also pledged free treatment and job training for those testing positive for drugs.

    But the governor offered no details on how the state would cover the costs of that or the testing or whether he expected it to cost the state money overall, as a similar program did in Florida, or save tax dollars. The budget, he said in a statement, would also drop to four years from five the limit on how long a recipient could be in the Wisconsin Works, or W-2, program, the replacement in this state for traditional welfare.

    "We know employers in Wisconsin have jobs available, but they don't have enough qualified employees to fill those positions," Walker said. "With this budget, we are addressing some of the barriers keeping people from achieving true freedom and prosperity and the independence that comes with having a good job and doing it well."

    The governor said the drug-testing proposal would apply only to able-bodied adults, not the elderly or children, and would include transitional jobs initiatives. Walker wants to test all FoodShare and BadgerCare applicants but limit the drug testing for unemployment benefits to certain applicants.
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    At last some good news.

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    the drug tests probably cost the government more than the benefits they deny.
    If an asset that the government can get for nothing capital is essential to producing assets that command prices consumption goods then you would be wise to search for a sleight-of-hand operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidward View Post
    the drug tests probably cost the government more than the benefits they deny.
    Not over the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ridge Runner View Post
    Not over the long run.
    Scott tried this in Florida and as it turned out he owned a string of drug testing clinics..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidward View Post
    the drug tests probably cost the government more than the benefits they deny.

    That's actually the case with Florida.

    http://time.com/3117361/welfare-reci...-drug-testing/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corruptbuddha View Post
    That's actually the case with Florida.

    http://time.com/3117361/welfare-reci...-drug-testing/
    I feel better that the politically connected leecher will get the dough instead of the welfare leecher.
    I have a better idea. Shut the whole program down, then nobody has to contribute the tax money that will go into someone else's pocket.
    If an asset that the government can get for nothing capital is essential to producing assets that command prices consumption goods then you would be wise to search for a sleight-of-hand operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooda View Post
    Scott tried this in Florida and as it turned out he owned a string of drug testing clinics..........
    Scott Walker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by squidward View Post
    I feel better that the politically connected leecher will get the dough instead of the welfare leecher.
    I have a better idea. Shut the whole program down, then nobody has to contribute the tax money that will go into someone else's pocket.
    I can agree with that.
    Humble yourself, for there is an enormous change coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ridge Runner View Post
    Scott Walker?
    No Richard Scott.. He's a major crook .. defrauded Medicare out of several Billion dollars back in the early 1990s.

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