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House Speaker Thom Tillis is still under fire for his offensive remarks in Madison County recently about people on public assistance.  

John Boyle in the Asheville Citizen-Times said that Tillis was giving us a glimpse of his “inner extremist.”  Fannie Flono of the Charlotte Observer agreed in her recent column and wondered about Tillis’ suggestion about drug testing everyone who receives help from the government.

Still, if Tillis wants to use drug testing to ensure taxpayer funds aren’t ill used, he shouldn’t stop with welfare recipients and state workers. Test himself and his fellow lawmakers. Test college students receiving state money. Test executives and employees of the companies the state is luring with lucrative incentive packages. Let’s line ’em all up to pee in a cup.

 

 

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