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Oklahoma Republicans Pass Bill To Drug Test Welfare Recipients, Excludes Themselves From Also Taking The Test | Addicting Info

In Nonsense, Politics on March 30, 2012 at 07:00

Oklahoma Republicans Pass Bill To Drug Test Welfare Recipients, Excludes Themselves From Also Taking The Test

It must be because they’re all on drugs.. something that (on a national scale) would explain a lot. 

When Republican lawmakers in Oklahoma jumped on the bandwagon to force welfare recipients to take a drug test, Democrats successfully added an amendment that also forces lawmakers to pee in a cup as well. The amendment was overwhelmingly approved, along with the rest of the bill, by an 82-6 vote in the House. But after being reviewed by Senate Republicans on Tuesday, the amendment was dropped.

According to the Tahlequah Daily Press, HB 2388, sponsored by Republican Senator David Holt and Republican Rep. Guy Liebmann, “would require drug-testing for recipients under the program Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, which many people think of as “welfare.” The bill also would have required Oklahoma lawmakers to take the drug test as well but Holt labeled the amendment as a “stunt” and stripped it from the bill.

 

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