Talk about testing elite recipients of tax dollars

2014-01-24T00:00:00Z Talk about testing elite recipients of tax dollars nwitimes.com
January 24, 2014 12:00 am

What is this fascination with constantly singling out the poorest citizens of society?

Recently, I have seen much reporting on a movement to mandate U.S. citizens receiving welfare to take drug tests for their benefits.

I might or might not agree with this practice in general, but it’s our constant focus on them that has me concerned.

If citizens feel like people who receive our tax dollars must be tested, then perhaps we can – if nothing else – be consistent.

Can we also assert our attention to the men and women of Big Insurance, Big Auto, and Big Banking who received massive government bail-outs too? Where is the discourse about making these elites also qualify for our tax dollars?

Shall we not hold these people to the same standard? I’m willing to venture you’d find many more mixtures of hard drugs in these white collar criminals vs. the indigent.

- Garrett Blahunka, Whiting

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