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02-04-2010 11:12 AM

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Message from a hard working Aussie…
I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit.
In order to earn that pay cheque, as I work on a mine site on the Kalgoorlie [WA] construction project, I am required to pass a random urine test, with which I have no problem.
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 Centerlink Payment [Welfare Check] because I have to pass one to earn it for them?
Please understand I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet.
I do on the other hand have a problem with helping someone sit on their backsides drinking grog and smoking dope.
Can you imagine how much money the Government would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a Centerlink Payment.[Welfare Check]
Please pass this along if you agree or simply delete if you don’t !!!
Hope you all will pass this along though, because something has to change in this country,
and soon…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 02-04-2010 12:23 PM

Hot topic. The problem is, the Government does not need anymore number one, because they are already full of number two.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#2 posted 02-04-2010 12:49 PM

In general governments aren’t very good at running peoples lives or anything else really. It’s sort of like having a big committee making all your important decisions for you.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-04-2010 01:12 PM

i think govt . does that ,

so they can get paid for doing nothing also !

then they can retire ,

with full pay !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 02-04-2010 01:42 PM

Hell, let’s not stop with aid recipients and athletes. Let’s require it for politicians, too.
Hey, what’s good for Kobe Bryant and a homeless guy is good for Harry Reid, too. Right?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 02-04-2010 02:03 PM

my yellow lab should qualify for welfare payments.

Shes fat, lazy, unemployed, doesnt speak english and has no idea who her daddy is

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 02-04-2010 02:34 PM

Hey Roman some politician is now thinking this one over, you may have started a new wing in government. “The Department of Animal Compensation” Hey Larry way is it that the working man is the only one feeling the pain. The rich get richer and the lazy get fatter.

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#7 posted 02-04-2010 04:22 PM

Technically, I think this falls into the category of forbidden political discussion.

That being said, I agree with it wholeheartedly. ;-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 02-04-2010 05:00 PM


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 02-04-2010 05:07 PM

I think we have the same problem in this country also Larry, we are not smart enough to handle our affairs, so the govt. will take care of things for us.

-- Smitty!!!

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#10 posted 02-04-2010 05:09 PM

Not only do they retire, with full pay
but also with full health benifits.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#11 posted 02-04-2010 06:01 PM

Atta Boy!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#12 posted 02-04-2010 06:20 PM

Politicians should be treated like underwear … they need to be changed regularly.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#13 posted 02-04-2010 07:20 PM

You Got it right Larry

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#14 posted 02-05-2010 03:32 AM

That’s make far too much sense to ever catch on, Larry.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 02-05-2010 03:37 AM

Maybe they have them pass the urine so they won’t pee in the mine shaft?

I can’t comment on this one. I am way too opinionated.

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