Welfare recipients should be urine tested

I love to post interesting emails that I receive, when I agree with the message in them. This construction worker makes such a profound statement in this message that I felt it needed to be spread around a little more. I completely agree with everything he states in this message, being from the west coast we have so many able bodied bums on the street that refuse work when it is offered them.

If they choose this lifestyle for them selves then why are we the hardworking tax paying citizens expected to support them. To make things worse I can’t even walk downtown without getting accosted by them asking for more money. Many of them have apartments and receive a welfare check on top of the large sums of money they collect by panhandling.

With all the by-laws popping up here and there why is it that the precious government won’t pass a pan handling law making it illegal to sit on the side of the road and beg for money. The worst part of it is people keep feeling sorry for these people and keep giving them money. One summer a local farmer strapped for workers rented a bus and drove downtown asking all the unemployed street folk if they wanted jobs making over minimum wage to help on the farm for the summer. The farmer came back with NOT A SINGLE WORKER. All of the “BUMS” (not politically correct but OH WELL THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE) refused the work and continued on their pan handling ways. Now come on people are we really that duped by the street people that we are to believe they all are “IN NEED”, “DOWN ON THEIR LUCK”.

I was once down on my luck and stuck on the street. 2 months and 2 Welfare checks to get on my feet and pounding the pavement till I got a job and blammo I was back in the game again. Working supporting myself and moving forward in life. If these people really wanted to be off the street then they would be. There is plenty of work, especially here on the west coast. To those that say they are too proud to work at McDonalds or Tim Hortons I say BULLS___T you are not too proud to beg for money on the side of the road, you are just too lazy to get a job.

That’s my Rant for today, I’m heading on vacation for 2 weeks but I will post again as soon as I return.


This was written by a construction worker in Fort MacMurray- he sure makes a lot of sense to me!
I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to earn that pay cheque, I work on a rig site for a FortMac construction project. I am required to pass a random urine test, with which I have no problem. What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don’t have to pass a urine test. Shouldn’t one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare cheque because I have to pass one to earn it for them? Please understand — I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do on the other hand have a problem with helping someone sit on their butt drinking beer and smoking dope.Test positive for dope or booze, no welfare cheque! Could you imagine how much money the provinces would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance cheque? Please pass this along if you agree or simply delete if you don’t. Hope you will pass it along though, because something has to change in this country, and soon !!!



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