Sunday, January 29, 2012

Drug Test Welfare Recips AND Lawmakers

A Republican member of the Indiana General Assembly withdrew his bill to create a pilot program for drug testing welfare applicants Friday after one of his Democratic colleagues amended the measure to require drug testing for lawmakers.

"There was an amendment offered today that required drug testing for legislators as well and it passed, which led me to have to then withdraw the bill," said Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville), sponsor of the original welfare drug testing bill.

The Supreme Court ruled drug testing for political candidates unconstitutional in 1997, striking down a Georgia law. McMillin said he withdrew his bill so he could reintroduce it on Monday with a lawmaker drug testing provision that would pass constitutional muster.

Read it all here.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander. 


Jeanne's Trio Fitclub said...

I believe if we drug tested welfare recipients our cost of those recieving welfare would be substantially less and those representing us should be willing to drugtest to demonstrate to the public what is morally right since we push reforms agaisnt addictions.

Alice C. Linsley said...

Good point!

A good leader leads by submitting to the same reforms that he/she advocates.