The idea of welfare recipients having to pass a drug test has been mentioned in the comments on numerous blogs. After all, it is required at many jobs, so why not for the welfare recipients.
States consider drug tests for welfare recipients
By TOM BREEN
“Nobody’s being forced into these assistance programs,” said Craig Blair, a Republican in the West Viginia Legislature who has created a Web site – notwithmytaxdollars.com – that bears a bobble-headed likeness of himself advocating this position. “If so many jobs require random drug tests these days, why not these benefits?”
Blair is proposing the most comprehensive measure in the country, as it would apply to anyone applying for food stamps, unemployment compensation or the federal programs usually known as “welfare”: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Women, Infants and Children.
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