Monday, January 25, 2016

Cap Journal: pee test all USDA aid recipients

Betty Olson and her husband Reuben received over $222,000 in federal welfare. She has been writing for years in the Grand River Roundup that Reub suffers from knee pain and has become dependent on opioids.
Maybe the thing to do is actually to expand what HB 1076 seeks to do. Consider, for a moment, that HB 1076 specifically names a U.S. Department of Agriculture program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, as one area to focus on. But that is only a portion of the federal aid that is transferred from the taxpayer via USDA to recipients around the country. Perhaps our Legislature should consider amending this bill to add all South Dakota recipients of money through USDA programs. They can do their drug tests at the same time they sign up for crop insurance subsidies and the like, and not only farmers and ranchers, but crop insurance agents can be tested.
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Want a subsidized grazing permit on federal lands? Pee in a cup, ranchers.

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