Action NC: Ask lawmakers to pee first

As you can see below, the good people at Action NC are speaking up and out against the General Assembly’s plan to make applicants for Work First assistance to take drug tests before they can obtain the pittance in benefits that the program provides.

Send the NCGA a Pee Cup

The North Carolina Senate has passed a bill requiring applicants of the welfare program known as WorkFirst  to first pay for, and then pass, a drug test before enrolling in the program.

cup1.gifThis bill is not law yet. With your help, we can send a strong message to our lawmakers.

You can send a pee cup to your State Senator with a small $8 donation to Action NC.

We will tell NC General Assembly that if they are going to require drug tests for North Carolina residents, then they should pee first.

The state gives money to many groups of people, including our elected officials and corporate executives who receive millions in tax credits and government contracts.

It’s disgusting to see lawmakers single out just one group for extra scrutiny. This group happens to be the state’s poorest families who have the least power or influence to abuse the government system.

On top of that, there seems to be no need for the law. The state’s own estimates show that the drug test program may not save a dime and could cost more than $2 million per year.

This is a ridiculous cost for a political stunt. Well, one good political stunt deserves another. 

Click here for more information about Action NC’s plans.

10 Comments

  1. Doug

    April 24, 2013 at 10:18 am

    You know what. How about for welfare recipients we implement background checks instead. Looks like the welfare system is a breeding ground for crime, and a huge source for terroism. Anyone know if these guys were even citizens? I think the younger one may have been.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/tamerlan-tsarnaev-and-family-received-welfare_719056.html

  2. Doug

    April 24, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Before the trolls start focusing on the Weekly Standard as a source, the dying media also includes the story too.

    http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/04/tamerlan_tsarnaev_got_mass_welfare_benefits

  3. gregflynn

    April 24, 2013 at 10:52 am

    When evacuating the contents of the major cranial organ it’s best to avoid soiling oneself. The FBI conducted a background check on Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

  4. david esmay

    April 24, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    You know what? How about mandatory drug screenings for all members of the legislature, judicial, congress, the senate, and every employee of every corporation that receives tax subsidies? How about that? Seems fair to me.

  5. Doug

    April 24, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    But they got welfare, so what about the background check to gain benefits? They could even be cleared to buy guns if you guys have your way.

  6. RJ

    April 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    You know what’s also a “breeding ground for crime, and a huge source for terroism [sic]“? Public schools. That’s right. Those Chechens went to public schools; the younger one was actually in a public, teacher’s college! I bet at some point in their lives they used a keyboard instead of cursive, and I bet they used those keyboards IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL! You see how this all adds up?!?! It doesn’t take a genius like Glenn Beck to piece it together. Heck, Doug and I just figured it all out.

    The GA’s legislative agenda all makes sense to me now. Gut the public schools and end terrorism, amen.

  7. Doug

    April 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Yes, the government education is a huge concern. What all these liberal concepts are doing to our kids is a true concern.

  8. david esmay

    April 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    The light at the end of this miserable tunnel is that America is becoming more Liberal every day.

  9. Emma

    April 24, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Do you know what else all terrorists have in common? They all have mothers. All of these women, birthing future terrorists. The ncga wants to take away our pre-emptive strike capabilities and force us to give birth to these terrorists. Why do they hate America?

    And if we are piss-testing criminals on welfare then I suggest we start with the bankers. I’m guessing it would return a higher percentage of positive results.

  10. Doug

    April 25, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I think I see the light now

    We need to gather personal information on every citizen to determine if they are rich or poor, complying with tax laws, so we can potentially confiscate their money

    We need to gather all a persons health data…other than their pee….to provide them socialized healthcare.

    We need to provide personal data and let the government snoop in your private information via background checks in order to purchase a gun under the second ammendment right.

    It is a violation of rights to be required to pee in a cup in order to be sure those who get benefits, that the person who submits his personal financial data so the government can confiscate his cash, is not violating the law.

    Guess there is some alternate universe where that makes sense…