Now, at the behest of Governors eager to prove themselves as the biggest pricks in any room they enter -- led, of course, by the King of Pricks, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker -- Congress may permit drug-testing on food stamp recipients. You'd think you already qualified for food stamps if you were having enough trouble finding work, but no, now you must also qualify by not abusing drugs, even though your chances of paying for meth or heroin with your EBT card are precisely zero. And guess what? They will not catch drug-abusers on food stamps in any large numbers using this method. We know this, because some Governors have tried it with welfare recipients and failed. We'd be much better off making aspirants for public office pass a drug test, amirite? Of course we have other reasons to smack down this proposal -- if you take federal money you follow federal rules being one, people with drug addictions need treatment and not endless stigmatization being another. So CREDO helps you tell your Congressfolk to reject any attempt to make receiving food stamps conditional on a drug test.
Meanwhile, a mere year after faulty ignition switches leading to over a dozen deaths forced General Motors to recall almost 50 million cars, and a mere six months after Congress passed the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, the Department of Transportation -- charged with writing the regulations that will implement the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act -- has done approximately bupkus. I guess they're not quite as slow as the federal agencies writing (or not writing, as the case may be) the rules that would properly implement Dodd-Frank, but there's still no excuse to get rattled before the corporations no doubt hoping to run out the clock before President Trump takes office. What arguments could they possibly deploy in opposition? That corporations should always be free to do whatever they want or (pulls gun) your jobs get it? That they're "unnecessary," although, hello, 13 deaths? Anyway, the National Whistleblower Center helps you tell the Department of Transportation to implement the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act already.