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Jim McGovern Says It’s Cruel To Drug Test 5% Of Able-Bodied Food Stamp Recipients With No Kids Because It’s A Myth That Junkies Sell Food Stamps

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When I was on prescription meds back in the day I used to have to take a piss test or else they’d stop giving them to me. When I got a summer job in college I had to take a piss test to screen me for drugs. It’s pretty standard, because you don’t have a right to these things, and the people offering you these things have a right to know whether or not they’re offering these things to drug addicts.

So one would assume that having some people who collect food stamps from Uncle Sam would also have to take a piss test to keep the free handouts coming. But apparently this is a bad thing according to our congressman here in Worcester, Jim McGovern:

MassliveU.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, condemned the Trump administration Thursday for reportedly considering a proposal that would allow states to drug test certain food stamp recipients — a policy which he called “insulting and unconscionable.” McGovern, who has dedicated much of his work in Washington to fighting hunger, said he thinks it’s an “awful idea” to require even some of those benefitting from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — known as food stamps — to pass drug tests, arguing that it promotes an inaccurate stereotype that most people on public assistance use drugs. 

Wait….what? Ummmm…just read any of our food stamp Friday blogs. There’s absolutely nothing inaccurate about that stereotype whatsoever. We literally could write 10 blogs a day just from the local ratchets who are dumb enough to advertise it on Facebook:

And yes, many of them have the “disease.” Like this guy, who qualifies for stamps because his drug addiction is considered a disability:

Or this guy, who posts about how junkies should sell him their stamps for half price because they don’t need them anyway:

Food stamp buyers frequently pray on junkboxes because they know they’re most likely to sell their food stamps for cheap:

Of course the only way to know this is to actually understand the mentality of ratchets. Jim McGovern went to Worcester Academy. That doesn’t even count as growing up in Worcester. I went to the Worcester Public Schools. I grew up with ratchets. I know how they operate. Meanwhile, Jim McGovern is living in white prep boy fantasy world where everyone does what they’re supposed to do and no one sells their food stamps for crack.

That’s not to say that everyone on food stamps is a ratchet. On the contrary, most are responsible. And just as most responsible gun owners don’t mind completing a background check and jumping through some hoops to exercise their Second Amendment rights, why should these law abiding food stamp recipients mind doing a simple piss test to make sure we’re not handing them currency that they’ll exchange for more drugs?

Plus, no one’s got a gun to your head and is forcing you to do it. If you wanna get fucked and do drugs all the time, that’s cool. Just don’t think that we owe you shit as a result of that. Because we don’t. If you want free food stamps to support your family, I have no problem with the public safety net helping you out for a little while (not a lifestyle). Just understand that by doing so you have to meet certain conditions. That’s not demeaning, it’s just how life works.

The congressman added that if President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans want to advance such a policy, they too should be subject to drug screens. 

“If the president wants to advocate for this, he ought to advocate that everyone in the White House gets drug tested. And if members of Congress wants to support this, they ought to advocate that every member ought to get drug tested,” he said in an interview. “This is ridiculous.”

Oh yea, that makes sense. Except Congress isn’t accepting a government handout. They collect paychecks for working (sometimes). Besides that it’s the exact same thing though.

Turns out he’s not even proposing this for many food stamp recipients:

According to the Associated Press, the Trump administration is looking into a plan that would let states drug test food stamp recipients who are able-bodied, don’t have dependents and are applying for some specialized jobs — like operating heavy machinery. An administration official told the AP that roughly 5 percent of SNAP participants could be affected by the proposed policy. 

Five percent? That’s it? That’s what we’re whining about here? So the law abiding folks won’t be subject to this. Just the abled bodied folks with no kids who want to work in jobs where drug use can affect your performance and lead to death.

Here’s my question – why is any able bodied individual with no kids on food stamps to begin with? Food stamps are for single moms with kids and people who can’t walk. Under no circumstances should an able bodied person with no kids be on the government dole. Ever.

Uncle Jimmy has plenty of excuses for these people though:

 

The congressman offered that some able-bodied SNAP recipients aren’t working due to a variety of reasons, including: undiagnosed mental illnesses, a lack of jobs available, no access to training programs, or having recently aged out of foster care or returned from military service.

A lack of jobs?? The economy has never been healthier. Anyone can get a job right now. No access to training? We have that already – it’s called free public schooling. It includes vocational schools too. Either way, why is it society’s job to provide these things to you? Get your own damn job training and stop whining about it you lazy dregs.

McGovern added that some states that have implemented drug testing requirements for other programs, have faced challenges when it comes to covering the costs of those tests.

“I just find this whole approach that the administration is advancing objectionable. I find it insulting, I find it just unconscionable,” he said, arguing that the average SNAP benefit is $1.40 per person, per meal. “The idea that they’re playing politics with a food and nutrition program, really is a new low.

Oh look, Uncle Jimmy is pretending to care about the government spending money. That’s a good one. Either way, the costs justify the means. If we find 5,000 people who don’t get food stamps anymore because they’r junkies, the savings will far outweigh the costs of piss testing. Problem solved.

 

“The idea that what they’re proposing is not to try and get people help; what they’re proposing is a way to punish people and they want to punish people by taking away a food benefit — I don’t quite get this approach. It’s just mean spirited,” he said. “They would have you believe that everybody on SNAP somehow is using drugs, that’s just not the case. That’s just not factually true. It’s just a smear to create an impression that will make it more likely that they’ll be able  to cut the program.”

Now replace “SNAP” and “food benefits” with “guns.”

McGovern, who stressed that he views food as a “fundamental right for every single person in this country,” said he’s committed to fighting the administration’s proposal and ensuring Americans have the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty. 

Actually, the right to bear arms is a right. The right to free food isn’t. But I’m impressed with the never ending list of things that Uncle Jimmy and his ilk have determined are taxpayer funded rights.

Newsflash – rights are free. Free speech, free assembly, and free religion don’t cost us anything. Food does. Therefore it’s not a right. Don’t get me wrong, you have a right to eat food. You also have a responsibility for paying for said food. And if you can’t afford to pay for food, we’ll help you out. You just have to prove to us that you’re not a junkie. Crazy, right?

Oh, and if he’s so concerned with uplifting people from poverty, then why are some people allowed to perpetually be on stamps? It’s almost as if this is some sort of voter base that Uncle Jimmy is courting.

38 Comment(s)
  • Annoyed
    April 16, 2018 at 10:22 am

    According to the Associated Press, the Trump administration is looking into a plan that would let states drug test food stamp recipients who are able-bodied, don’t have dependents and are applying for some specialized jobs — like operating heavy machinery. An administration official told the AP that roughly 5 percent of SNAP participants could be affected by the proposed policy.

    *NEWS FLASH – Persons operating heavy equipment usually take piss tests to maintain D.O.T. certifications, so…

    Hey Jim, I’d say go eat a bag of dicks, but I think you’ve already gobbled your fair share you fucking communist bleeding heart hypocrite.

  • Widow of 2 kids
    April 15, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Maybe he should go work at a grocery store as a cashier and see how many people use EBT Cards and then follow them to a brand new car, notice their nails and hair have been done, wearing designer clothes and carrying Coach bags. All this while I work 2 jobs to keep my house, car and food for myself and 2 kids.

  • Spunky
    April 15, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Hell, when I got Life Insurance (something I was paying for) threw my place of employment a urine test was mandatory. Not only did they test for health issues & drugs, they tested the temperature of the urine to make sure it was mine. Even though the agent was standing right outside my bathroom (home) door. No need to fear the spec cup if you are drug free & want those food stamps bad enough.

  • bb324
    April 15, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    could Jim pass an IQ Test

  • Sharon Peters
    April 15, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    If you’re not spending money on drugs then you need not worry about a drug test, right? Sense of entitlement is f’n rampant, welfare and food stamps are supposed to be a temporary thing to get people on their feet, not a way of life. Gross.

  • White Nationalist Turtle Rider
    April 15, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Execute everyone on food stamps. Simple.

  • Sloppy
    April 14, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Faaaaaaaack that bald prick. I got to learn all about him when they redrew the 2nd district…
    Now that fucker has an office in Northampton, and my guess is he’s more gung-ho about this welfare shit now that he’s pandering to voters there. He isn’t pandering to the welfare crowd, they don’t get off the couch on Election Day. That’s their day off. And since they also have the day before off and the day after off (and the day after that), they lose track of days and don’t vote. McCan’tGovern is trying to appeal to the Northampton-types with this crap. They like it not so much because it “helps the poor” -though that’s what they’ll say drives them- they like it because they can feel like they’re sticking it to the rich man by redistributing his income. They hate the rich in Northampton and Amherst; the rich drive Benz S-550’s and Maseratti’s. Northampton people can only afford new Priuses, Subarus, and the occasional Volvo so they know what it’s like to be down and out.

  • Vote him out
    April 14, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    McGovern obviously does not care about the taxpayers. He lives a rather large and cushy life himself. Out of touch obviously.

  • Sonny's Mom
    April 14, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    You can expect the virtue signalling from these Massachusetts moonbat politicians to get a whole lot louder, the closer we get to November.

  • Spunky
    April 14, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    They should also do unannounced random home visits to see who’s living in the household. Section 8 fraud is just as rampant as food stamp fraud!

  • Swanky
    April 14, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    You had me right up until claiming that Congress wasn’t accepting government handouts. Isn’t that the exact job description of a member of Congress? Drug test them all!

  • Iron Boots
    April 14, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    The solition is to kick the fucking piss out of leftists until they’re too scared to support criminals.

  • LSD
    April 14, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    I can’t finish reading this! I had a young guy(hispanic) living next door with his mother and her boyfriend in a one bedroom apartment. He worked for the landlord, and even the landlord said “chico” would turn down work. Well Chico(his real name) dropped his wallet and of course he had his EBT card and no drivers licence. Come to find out he keeps getting arrested for driving without a licence & driving around with illegal ammo(yes that how the arrest record recorded it). Is this McGovern guy getting some form of kick back from people that should not be getting freebe’s from us? I have been fingerprinted for a job once, I have had a security backround check done, and yes I have had to pee in cups many times. Can’t we tell this asshole to get the fuck over his fear of hurting someones feelings? This is our hard earned money that these people think is free.

  • Niko poopycockass from Wootown
    April 14, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    In other more important news. The orioles played the Sox at Fenway today. Adam Jones was in center. Fans were throwing Molotov cocktails at him and car batteries. They also called him an uncle fucker and burned him effigy. MSM at 11. Tune in! I saw it. I’m NOt lying. Loopicka?

  • Jack Mehoff
    April 14, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Every lazy fuck on welfare should be drug tested weekly. Us working people should be able to make welfare leeches work around our yards to earn their keep. If they refuse, they shouldn’t get a penny.

  • Tageman
    April 14, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    How about taxpayers who have crappy insurance from work, paying taxes to give others, junkies included, great health care called Mass Health

  • TJB
    April 14, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    BEST IDEA EVER! “And if members of Congress wants to support this, they ought to advocate that every member ought to get drug tested,” And why not? They are government employees, like postal workers and federal police. Can anyone think of a reason they should be exempt?

  • Nadia Yenraek
    April 14, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    It’s too bad you couldn’t pass a piss test for your summer job.
    Now we know why you are so well versed in the ways of junkies

    • PhilSimmsSucks
      April 14, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      So where does it say TB didnt pass a piss test, you fucking zipperhead?
      Reading is fundamental, Nadia.

  • Uncle Randy
    April 14, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Don’t want to offend his base.

  • Russell Kirk
    April 14, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Take away voting rights for those who are on select entitlement programs, only temporary while the person(s) are collecting. See how quickly Uncle Jimmy will stop pretending to give a shit about those people.

    • Richard Cranium
      April 14, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      I have been saying the same thing for years. People who perpetually rely on gubment assistance to exist will never not vote for the Santa Claus party, who likes to take money from those who’ve earned it and give it to those that haven’t.

      • Blackie O'connell
        April 14, 2018 at 8:24 pm

        There is a section on the SNAP application that wants you to check if you want to register to vote – my oldest son receives SNAP and he does not vote. He also doesn’t do drugs or drink. I remind him the taxpayers don’t like that shit i.e. that would be me.

    • Life,Liberty, and the pursuit of other peoples money
      April 14, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      What is the rate of recipients of these program that are register to vote, never mind actually cast a ballot?? 100%, because they are automatically enrolled to register to vote when they sign up with these programs and their votes are cast accordingly not by them, and if they do show up to the poll, fuck it, let them vote twice for the same person. I mean, I can show my food stamp card as qualifying voting rights, right? I agree with you on principal, but we (taxpaying citizens) are not even close to being there yet.

  • Life,Liberty, and the pursuit of other peoples money
    April 14, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    hey Jimmy, how about turning your taxpayer funded mansion into a “safe haven” where you have lottery of snap recipients to live in your house and you can share the snap benefits? Get your hands “dirty” and help out on the ground level, coward. Let them over to eat supper with you and your family and tell me these stains on the underpants of society deserve hardworking CITIZENS money to supplement their life and eating habits. Can you McGovern that?
    In fact, just invite a few over for a cookout with you and some of your friends, that would be a great PR pic that you can plaster all over fakebook, turtle boy gazette, and the globe to signal to the privileged, woke, sub-humans to demonstrate just how noble you are. Better idea, why don’t all these SJW Marxist start a viral movement inviting SNAP recipients over for supper so you can show us that you are one of the good ones, while I stand behind them in line at market basket paying with cash and the zombie commie in front of me pulls out their EBT for the steak and lobsters they are bringing. You should be boiled, not the lobster. You wouldn’t, because you know as well as I do, they’ll show up with pockets lined with ziplock bags to steal your leftovers. Better us then you I guess, eh McGovern? Fuck you, you are a disgusting disgrace to America.

  • The Vorlon
    April 14, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    The question is, could U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Moonbat, pass a piss test?

    • True Reality Speaks
      April 14, 2018 at 6:24 pm

      I’d settle for an IQ and sanity test. Or a polygraph. He wouldn’t pass any of them. Just like those who keep voting him in.

    • Richard Hurts from Holden
      April 14, 2018 at 6:55 pm

      McGovern – the little Socialist – couldn’t pass a piss test even if he studied…

      He’s obviously on crack if he thinks it wrong to piss test welfare recipients.

      Oh wait, this is The People’s Republic of Massachusetts.

      Never. Mind.

      • Sonny's Mom
        April 14, 2018 at 9:08 pm

        AKA Jim McGovernment…

  • Fuck Junkies and liberals
    April 14, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    The problem is these junkbags know how to beat drug tests and because of that, all these asshole social justice douchebags bitch about saying these tests are punitive and not necessary. They sit there on their soap box and act like no one knows that these junkies are beating the system and call the people who live in reality bigots, racist, or whatever their insult-du-jour is.

  • Too bad
    April 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    If someone needs help buying food they shouldn’t be able to buy drugs either, so they should have to take urine tests or swabs to prove that they are not buying drugs, while we buy them food. And if someone has a problem with this chances are it’s because they are addicts scamming the system. People will use every excuse like it’s a invasion of privacy and crap like that. But it should be done.

  • panzer9811
    April 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    I firmly believe that ANYONE on the SNAP program, as well as other “entitlement” programs should absolutely be subjected to random drug testing.
    My reason for that way of thinking?
    If you have the “extra money” to buy drugs, you could have instead, bought food.
    It is not “insulting and unconscionable”, it is to weed out those who take advantage of the system. And, yes Jim, believe it or not, there are lazy, worthless scumbags who do just that.
    Stop coddling these sloths and make them be responsible.

  • Be simple
    April 14, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    I think we should drug test the food stamp users regionally. Fat chance someone from Wellesley is selling food stamps for heroin but it’s all over the place in shithole towns and cities in this state. Call it discrimination all you want, I call it saving the taxpayers money. If enough reports of selling food stamps comes out of a region everyone on food stamps needs to pony up some piss or lose the stamps. There’s no sense in drug testing areas where it’s not a widespread issue.

    • Be simple
      April 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm

      I forgot to add that it might not be good to cut their food stamps. Cut the food stamps and these ratchets will go back to stealing our TVs. If you’re gonna cut them off they need to be granted a way out that doesn’t involve violent crimes.

      • Blackie O'connell
        April 14, 2018 at 8:30 pm

        Assholes steal either way and did you read the FB posts? Selling SNAP bennies is also stealing

      • Vlad the Impaler
        April 15, 2018 at 6:52 pm

        Then we’ll arm ourselves and blow the rachets’ heads off when they try to climb through our windows, then feed what’s left of them to zoo animals.

    • Too bad
      April 14, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      Sorry but you couldn’t be more wrong about that. People in well to do towns have just as many addicts. Do you know how many regular drug users look like great upstanding citizens. Their called functioning addicts The only difference is people with money are able to hide it better. But make no mistake. There is no geographical cure for this disease

  • Independent Thinker
    April 14, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    When I was in college, I had an internship with IBM. Before I was hired, I had to take a drug test. My girlfriend had a temporary job with Boston Scientific. Before starting the job, she had to take a drug test. This is done because people who do drugs are unreliable and they perform poorly at their jobs and at life in general.

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