I received the following circular email, originally from an oil rig worker in the North Sea:
The Urine Test
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, I work on a rig for a drilling contractor. I am required to pass a random urine test for drugs and alcohol, 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 benefits cheque because I have to pass one to EARN IT for them? Please understand that 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 a**e drinking beer and smoking dope. Could you imagine how much money the government would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a benefit cheque? Please pass this along if you agree or simply delete it if you don’t. Hope you will pass it along though, because something has to change in the UK!!!
This made me think! Why not random urine tests for all Government Ministers. In view of the present inter-connected world, additionally for Cabinet Ministers these should also encompass random spot weekend checks at home!
Given the state of our three main political parties, the low calibre of those who crawl through their processes to stand for parliament and the likely consequent nature of the most successful among them who eventually climb to the top, considerable future damage could be avoided ,at far less cost than by applying such tests to the huge army of benefit receivers who have been thrust upon us by misgovernment in the past.
Misgovernment ,some of which perhaps, could best be explained by legislation (and/or executive decision making,) which could surely only have been dreamt up under the influence of some strange substance of one kind or another. How else could our country have arrived at this pass?