Orrin Hatch has proposed that all people getting unemployment insurance should have to go through drug testing to continue receiving aid.
This must seem fair to the elitist who thinks of himself and his fellow Republicans as masters of the universe.
But a closer look at the situation will elicit a cooler response.
When those of us who are unemployed were working we paid taxes. Most if not all of that money went into a fund to keep our Government running. Part of that Government is Congress.
When those of us who are not currently employed were working we produced products or performed services that were generally needed by others. That which we did helped others live or enjoy their lives a little more.
Members of Congress don't actually produce anything. In fact if we use the criterion of production they could be considered unemployed and on the public dole!
Of course we know better! Congress does have a product - They produce ANGST!
When those of us who worked were employed we paid into Social Security - Congress does not.
When those of us who worked were employed we paid our fair share of taxes - Congress does not.
When those of us who worked were employed we paid into Medicare - Congress does not.
When those of us who worked were employed we were held to standards of decency - Congress is not.
When those of us who worked were employed we paid into our own pensions or retirement funds - Congress does not.
What's good for the goose should be good for the gander!
You no play the game - You no make the rules!
If the good Senator wants to open his hatch and his veins to periodic drug testing so be it but he has to have a better reason to come at me with a needle than the fact that I am unemployed!
If Mr. Hatch wishes to have us pee in a cup fine.
You see in Yiddish KOP pronounced CUP means head. I would gladly pee in or on a cup if the CUP was his!