amNewYork Letters to the Editor
Drug screening for those on public assistance
When I got my job (which I am still at eight years later) I had to
undergo a drug screening process. The company I work for also has the right to randomly drug test me at any time. I think it is time, in these tough economic hardships that recipients of welfare checks need to be drug tested each time they apply, and/or pick up their checks. I have no problem with people receiving public assistance, but if it is my taxes being used, then I think I should be able to have a say in how people will receive their assistance. If a recipient does not pass, then they just dont get a check for that week or month. How much will that save the government?
Â Brill Branger, Weehawken, N.J.
Train schedule data skewed to favor MTA
Re New train sked has winners and losers, Feb. 24: Who are they kidding? The A line currently averages an eight-minute wait? Most weekday evening rush hours I wait at 34th Street up to 20 minutes. Data can be manipulated to put the best foot forward. I would like to put my foot in play with the MTA! The 4 line is so crowded we have to let trains go by till there is one with room. Timing the arrivals on that line is misleading also.
Â Philip C. George, The Bronx