04/13/2012 06:29 pm ET

Drug Testing For Child Support: Twitter Responds To Failed Iowa Measure

On Thursday, Iowa State Sen. Mark Chelgren proposed a measure that would require a parent who receives child support payments to submit to drug tests if the parent making the payments should request it.

According to the Des Moines Register, Chelgren pushed the proposal on behalf of an unidentified constituent who claimed that his ex-wife used his child support payments to purchase illegal drugs. Though the amendement was ultimately withdrawn -- and even ridiculed by some state senators -- we wanted to know what you thought of the proposal, so we asked on Twitter.

Click through the slideshow below to see tweeters' reactions: