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CORBUTT: People don't get jobs because of stoners
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http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politi...n_Pa_.html

GOV. CORBETT, trailing in the polls and taking a beating over the state's sluggish economy, has a new campaign strategy:

Blame the stoners!

Corbett rolled his eyes during an "Ask the Governor" interview Monday on PAMatters.com when asked about Pennsylvania lagging in job growth in March compared to almost all other states.

He complained about misleading statistics. He explained that other states are growing faster now because they were in worse shape before.

Then he turned to drug tests.

"The other area is, there are many employers that say, 'We're looking for people but we can't find anybody that has passed a drug test,' a lot of them," Corbett said. "And that's a concern for me because we're having a serious problem with that."
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I think it is the other way around. If the economy would be in better shape, people wouldn't feel the need for mind numbing.
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I missed with the face palm, i now have a bloody nose, thanks Gov. i needed that.
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http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politi...n_Pa_.html

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Corbett cited no sources for his claim about potential employees flunking company drug tests.

Corbett's staff yesterday referred questions about those sources to the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association.

David Taylor, who leads that group, said manufacturers estimate that between 6,000 and 7,000 jobs are unfilled in the state due to drug-testing troubles, along with other employment issues, such as the ability to read and reliably show up for work.

"It's not so much that people are failing the drug test," Taylor said. "It's that, when it is announced that they have to take a drug test, people just leave."


Corbett's comments on unemployment have gotten him in hot water before. As the Republican nominee for governor, he said three times in July 2010 that employers in the state had complained to him about unfilled jobs due to people who preferred unemployment compensation to work.

Corbett's 2010 Democratic opponent, then-Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, seized on that claim to paint Corbett as out of touch with the state.

Corbett eventually offered a partial apology, explaining that he wasn't speaking about all unemployed people.

Corbett's campaign refused to cite sources for his original claim, calling it "anecdotal information" that he heard from employers but did not know to be fact.

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So Tom is pretty much talking out his ass, then.
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halftrack;99715 Wrote:http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politi...n_Pa_.html

Quote:. . . . .

Corbett cited no sources for his claim about potential employees flunking company drug tests.

Corbett's staff yesterday referred questions about those sources to the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association.

David Taylor, who leads that group, said manufacturers estimate that between 6,000 and 7,000 jobs are unfilled in the state due to drug-testing troubles, along with other employment issues, such as the ability to read and reliably show up for work.

"It's not so much that people are failing the drug test," Taylor said. "It's that, when it is announced that they have to take a drug test, people just leave."


Corbett's comments on unemployment have gotten him in hot water before. As the Republican nominee for governor, he said three times in July 2010 that employers in the state had complained to him about unfilled jobs due to people who preferred unemployment compensation to work.

Corbett's 2010 Democratic opponent, then-Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, seized on that claim to paint Corbett as out of touch with the state.

Corbett eventually offered a partial apology, explaining that he wasn't speaking about all unemployed people.

Corbett's campaign refused to cite sources for his original claim, calling it "anecdotal information" that he heard from employers but did not know to be fact.

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So Tom is pretty much talking out his ass, then.
no not really, unskilled laborers flunk drug tests all the time because they think its better to do drugs and collect welfare and or unemployment benefits. we have gone through 5 people in the last year because they cant make the 8 oclock start time or bitch if they have to work some overtime
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Maybe there should be drug testing to receive government benefits
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Rcpaul;99824 Wrote:Maybe there should be drug testing to receive government benefits

You mean for receiving drug-stamps on top of food-stamps?
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I have a friend that was hiring for his place in NJ. He had about 30 applicants but when he told them they would have to pass a pre-employment drug screen. All but 4 said never mind. This was a good paying job for a truck tire service person.
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Exbiker;99843 Wrote:I have a friend that was hiring for his place in NJ. He had about 30 applicants but when he told them they would have to pass a pre-employment drug screen. All but 4 said never mind. This was a good paying job for a truck tire service person.

they actually did him a favor by voluntary declining to go any further in the application process and saving him money on the drug testing.
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The "anecdotes" I've been exposed to personally appear to validate Corbett's perspective. There are jobs here. Ashley Furniture advertises all the time for employees, as does Deka. The jobs aren't shit jobs, but they do require employees to be clean and sober. Those that fail drug tests tend not to be. Those that refuse drug tests also tend not to be.

This is an "at-will" state. Drug testing and physicals are prerequisites for most places of work, particularly for jobs that involve processing and/or heavy equipment. Subsequently, drug testing is a real problem for chronically-stoned and/or inebriated people.

Perhaps this would not be such a big issue, were there work requirements and drug testing requirements for welfare recipients.

It would be much less of an issue if there were no entitlements at all and people had to work or starve to death.
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