Am I the victim of discrimination? In the fight to defeat the bill that would have required welfare recipients to be drug-tested, the opponents of the bill said that drug-testing would discriminate against the poor and minorities.
Using that argument as a standard, were I and the many, many others who are required to be drug-tested to retain the jobs we hold that allowed us to pay the taxes that provide the funds that are paid out to these very welfare recipients being discriminated against?
Like most people I know, I have no problem with helping those who truly need help but I don’t like to see any of my tax dollars winding up in drug dealers’ pockets. Who were these opponents of the bill pandering to? What are they afraid of? Were they looking out for the good of tax-paying citizens of Louisiana or were they using that position to buy votes? I have my opinion. What’s yours?
retired maintenance superintendent