Leonard Wilson of Riddle, Oregon wrote the following letter to the Public Forum section of his local newspaper. Folks, this is one of the best ideas I’ve heard in a long time!

Don’t help people sit on their rears

I have a question, not only for Douglas County, but for the entire state of Oregon. Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as they see fit. In order for me to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random urine test, which I have no problem with.

What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don’t have to pass a urine test. Shouldn’t one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check, because I have to pass one to go earn it for them?

Please understand, I have nothing against helping people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping somone sit on their butt. Could you imagine how much money the state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check?

What a great idea! Get off the dope, get a job, and support yourself! If you’re an addict, we’ll put you in rehab and help you out while you get clean. After that, get a job.

UPDATE 01/09/07 – Followup to this post is here.