Over in the diaries this weekend, there’s been a burgeoning debate on the issue of psychoactive drugs.
As a former caseworker I have indeed seen the carnage left in other peopleâ€™s lives, particularly children, by drug use and can tell you first hand that many, many, many users do not â€œrespect the rights of others.â€ Users frequently claim they have lost their food stamp cards and come in to claim a new one. In reality, they have sold their old card for drugs, and the drug man is waiting outside the building for them to come out with a new card. You can bet those government benefits will not go into the mouths of their children.
…those who are claiming that theyâ€™ve lost their food stamps are running to the drug man to score some meth or crack or the like, not pot. Someone who smokes pot sure as hell isnâ€™t going to give up food stamps. How would they get the Cheetos and Reeseâ€™s they need when they get the munchies?
Which is a more powerful force in United States welfare policy: jonesing or the munchies? You tell me.