President Donald Trump has upheld his end of the bargain by creating jobs in Ohio, but thousands of people are still out work because they can’t pass mandatory drug tests due to opioid addiction and abuse.
Steve Staub, who runs Staub Manufacturing Solutions in Ohio, told The Daily Caller that thousands of applicants are being turned away because of their addiction to opioids.
“In Ohio alone, they have about 20,000 available jobs in manufacturing,” Staub explained. “In Dayton, Ohio, where I’m from, we have about 4,000 jobs available today in manufacturing that we can’t fill.”
“We can’t get people to pass a drug test,” he continued.
I hope @realDonaldTrump will continue to fight this problem. Southeastern Ohio is a wasteland. A majority of people there are hooked on #opioids & heroine. They steal from everyone & have no jobs for work. It’s a rural area that looks like a shantytown since Obama’s 8-yrs.
— GovGirl 🇺🇸 (@Gov_Girl76) January 25, 2018
According to Market Watch, President Trump has created 1.91 million jobs since he took office in 2016.
But as CNN reported, more than two million Americans are addicted to prescription pain medication.
The Trump administration has already declared opioid addiction a national health emergency.
He also promised to spend whatever amount of money it takes to fight drug abuse.
But it’s also up to Americans to help themselves.
They expect the government to give them handouts such as free money, health care and jobs, but refuse to get help for their addictions.
According to Fox News, a bill was introduced in Ohio in 2015 that would require welfare recipients to undergo testing for illegal drugs. Those who test positive would be referred to addiction rehabilitation programs. Their dependents, if any, could still qualify for benefits via a third party.
If only they took that step towards a clean life, they could get welfare benefits and maybe even a job — such as the ones created by the Trump administration.
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