Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

December 2, 2012

Why should taxes support drug habits?

— In response to a recent letter: At every job I have had in the last 30 years I have had to take a drug test. Each employer also retained the right for random drug tests.

Schools are now wanting to test athletes.

If I have to pass a drug test so my taxes can pay for welfare, why then is it wrong for recipients to have to take one?

If I have to take a drug test to work why not one to get unemployment?

I’m sorry if your feelings are hurt, but drug addition is one of the biggest problems for law enforcement. So why should we give them tax money for their drugs?

James Dietz


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