USDA insurance fraud
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1910) 6 years ago
The two brothers in North Dakota were convicted of defrauding the USDA by intentionally ruining potatoes and collecting the insurance. Does this mean we need to drug test everyone who applies for crop insurance? Based on the logic used in the SNAP program, it only seems fair.
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Posted by cubby (+2605) 6 years ago
Test them ALL
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Posted by Tomm (-1028) 6 years ago
Every news person should be tested.
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Posted by Steve Sullivan (+1302) 6 years ago
Every public servant (ie. Politician) should be tested. They are our employees, right?
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14728) 6 years ago
"Based on the logic used in the SNAP program, it only seems fair.

Well, yes... but it really isn't "logic".
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Posted by Steve Allison (+974) 6 years ago
I say not only the politicians but also the board members of all corporations that get government money.
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Posted by Don Birkholz (+1248) 6 years ago
Every politician should be required to spend one week homeless (under a bridge), live one month on a minimum wage, and list the amount they gave to charity last year, before they can run for office.

[This message has been edited by Don Birkholz (12/15/2014)]
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+790) 6 years ago
Any one who gets government money for which they haven't earned, should go to their local welfare office and apply for it and sit through the video and, yes, do the drug testing.
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Posted by Don Birkholz (+1248) 6 years ago
Does that include all the elderly who enter nursing homes and go on Medicaid?
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1910) 6 years ago
Richard Bonine for the win
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Posted by Don Birkholz (+1248) 6 years ago
I think 40% of the births are covered by Medicaid. Do we start drug testing the babies at one day old?
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Posted by Bridgier (+8985) 6 years ago
It'll be roughly as cost effective, and it will 'teach them a lesson', which is the actual purpose of these sorts of plans.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3146) 6 years ago
I wonder how the following will enter into the testing?

http://www.latimes.com/na...story.html
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