Michigan joins the list of states who attempted to slander welfare recipients by forcing them to endure drug tests – and finding damn near none of them are on drugs.
NOT ONE SINGLE POSITIVE RESULT
*throws up middle fingers to Michigan* NONE!
Don’t y’all have some other shit to spend that money on. You’ve got Detroit, for fuck’s sake.
Thankfully a congresswoman from Milwaukee, Rep. Gwen Moore, is fighting back with a little tit for tat. She’s proposing a bill that will require taxpayers who claim more than $150,000 in itemized deductions to submit to a drug test to the IRS before being allowed to take those deductions. If they fail, they’ve got to take standard deductions. This Guardian article puts a finer point on it than I can:
Moore plans to introduce a bill on Thursday that she thinks will even the playing field or, at least, “engage the wealthy in a conversation about what fair tax policy looks like”. The bill, called the Top 1% Accountability Act, would force taxpayers with itemized deductions of more than $150,000 – which, according to 2011 tax data compiled by the IRS, would only be households with a yearly federal adjusted gross income of more than $1m – to submit to the IRS a clear drug test from a sample no more than three months old, or take the much lower standard deduction when filing their taxes. (In 2016, for comparison, the standard deduction for single people or married people filing separately is $6,300.)
Look out, millionaires running on coke. Get ready to know the feeling of trying to piss in a cup without making a mess.
There’s a huge chance that the bill won’t pass, because too many other congresscritters either answer to the 1% or are part of the fucking 1% themselves, but the very thought actually counts. This is a congresscritter who is actually working FOR THE PEOPLE.
I want to see more of these bills pop up. If states are gonna waste money like this, let it be fair. Piss tests for everyone!