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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cut spending and curb drug use: two birds one stone


FRANKFORT, KY — A state lawmaker wants random drug testing of adult Kentuckians who receive food stamps, Medicaid or other state assistance. Those who fail the test would lose their benefits under House Bill 208, filed by Rep. Lonnie Napier, R-Lancaster.

"I'm not a hard-hearted guy," said Napier. "I believe there is a need for public assistance for those who need it, but I understand some are using these funds to buy drugs."

Napier said the goal "is to get people off drugs."

"Most employers require it for their workers," he said of drug testing. "We need to do the same for those getting assistance through the state."

I am sure the Dims will come out against this because it is gonna hit their devoted fan base in the pocketbook.

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Well, that just about sums it up!