… The total number of drug cheats caught was exactly one — a single positive result, which saved the state precisely $560…

The total number of drug cheats caught was exactly one — a single positive result, which saved the state precisely $560

 

Arizona drug-tested 87,000 welfare recipients and found they are flushing taxpayer dollars

 

By Jen Hayden   …2015/07/22 · 10:27From Gregory Krieg at Mic:  …The results are thin: According to USA Today, three years after the program began Arizona had tested more than 87,000 welfare recipients. The total number of drug cheats caught was exactly one — a single positive result, which saved the state precisely $560.

 

Checking in again in March, the Arizona Sonora News Service citedstate Department of Economic Security figures which found that over the course of more than five years, "42 people have been asked to take a follow-up drug test and 19 actually took the test, 16 of whom passed. The other 23 were stripped of their benefits for failing to take the drug test."

That adds up to a grand total of three failed tests from 2009-2014. The net savings reaped from withholding benefits for those who either tested positive or failed to complete a drug test was around $3,500, once the $500 cost of testing the 19 is factored in, according to one state agency report. The haul is shockingly unimpressive when you consider the $1.7 million in savings state officials promised when they began the program.

Three. Three failed tests in 5 years of testing. The program needlessly embarrasses people who need public assistance and the cost-ratio benefit just isn’t there for taxpayers. It’s time to end these programs, not expand them. It’s the moral andfiscally-conservative thing to do.

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really think any one reads the label

image…You really think any one reads the label “WE’RE” on autopilot and ju$t buy…

Aquafina admits that it’s selling filtered tap water

 

Jul 09, 2016 12:00 am  ..The company’s marketing of the serene mountain landscape is a far shot from the municipal water supply that they actually get their water from.Bottles of water from companies like Dasani and Aquafina have the label “P.  Read full article at ANP website »

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Now ask yourself this … IF… it had been you or me think we’d still be walking the streets of America unmolested…???

…Now ask yourself this … IF… it had been you or me think we’d still be walking the streets of America unmolested…???

…And I’’ll make a wager that America’s corporate ju$tice $ystem gives Pfizer a “get-out-of-jail-free-card” like they gave Hillary…

After 20 Years and Many Billions, Pfizer Finally Admits That Opioids Are Addictive

By Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet  ….And more truth: opioids are not very effective after 12 weeks. …..READ MORE»

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HELLO… This is Texas … LBJ country … Dalla$ where they’ve never come clean about killing JFK … What you expect honesty … you’re kidding right…???

…HELLO… This is Texas … LBJ country … Dalla$ where they’ve never come clean about killing JFK … What you expect honesty … you’re kidding right…???

One Shooter; No Snipers—Grossly Inaccurate Police and Media Information About Dallas Killings

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet …The misinformation spread public fear of a nonexistent cabal of snipers, and attacked Black Lives Matter. …READ MORE»

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Isn’t the salient question …WHY … do “WE” allow it…???

…Isn’t the salient question …WHY … do “WE” allow it…???

How Donald Trump Is Using Bigotry as a Campaign Strategy

By Adele M. Stan, The American Prospect   ….Trump’s way of broadening the GOP base is to energize turnout among America’s most racist, bigoted and misogynist cohorts….. READ MORE»

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Fragile and Failing … vs … Divided and Bewildered…

Fragile and Failing … vs … Divided and Bewildered…

…“WE” are most assuredly “failing” when it comes to choosing …peace…humanity…humility…honesty… equality…BUT…fragile “WE” are not as “WE” demonstrate resilience…quickness…cleverness …  “WE” lack the capacity to elect leaders capable to utilize and mold us into the compassionate nation “WE” are capable of being…

It’s Not Hyperbole: This Week’s Police Violence and Political Mayhem Show a Fragile and Flailing America

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet…Where to begin making sense of the senseless around us…. READ MORE»

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most assuredly not a topic WHITE America wants

…This most assuredly not a topic WHITE America wants to provide full disclosure and transparency…  Wanta guess why not…???

Cops or Collection Agents? In Many Poor Communities, Police Seeking Fines End Up Firing Shots

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet  Many black citizens who have died at the hands of police are targeted for relatively minor offenses. … READ MORE»

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