The United States spends billions of dollars on entitlement programs. Our government gives out cash like a drunken man at a strip club. The end result is that many people are freeloading off taxpayers. But not if the Trump administration has anything to say about it.
Since taking office, Donald Trump has made changes to many handout programs. From food stamps to Welfare these often-abused programs are getting major improvements. They will once again help people in need. People who abuse the programs will get a sharp kick to the curb.
Now it looks like unemployment is getting a much-needed change. But you might be surprised by it.
The Donald Trump administration hopes to unveil a new Labor Department regulation in June requiring drug testing for unemployment benefits.
Republicans used the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to repeal an Obama-era regulation that limited states’ ability to limit drug testing for people who apply for unemployment benefits…
“President Trump just signed into law my bill that abolishes an Obama-era rule. After five years of battling with the Obama Department of Labor, states like Texas will now be allowed to drug test folks on unemployment to ensure they are job-ready from day one. This is a win for families, workers, job creators, and local economies.”
Strategic Services on Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation President Doug Holmes said if they wish to be paid through state unemployment benefits, they need to make themselves able and available to work, and that includes passing a drug test.<>
Think about that. People were able to get unemployment benefits, while abusing drugs! Some could get fired for drug use at a job, then proceed to collect checks from the government. How is that right?
Obama sought to lower standards for everyone. Except private businesses. He wanted Americans doped up, out of work, weak and feeble. Completely dependent on the government for support. That way, he could usher in a Socialist regime without resistance!
This new rule will simply require people to clean up their acts. Unemployment is meant to be temporary. It’s insurance, so you can focus on finding a new job. But folks who are using drugs might not be interested in finding work. They’d rather collect checks from the government.
This is a subtle change. But it will mean all the difference. Fewer freeloaders will be abusing the system. And the people who use the system will use it appropriately. Imagine that!