I support this idea.........
Many people do need help, and this is an undeniable fact. Many abuse the aid, this too, is undeniable!
I have to take a urine test, undergo a crimmanal background check, and a credit check..................just to WORK and earn my keep.
Yes, there should be some limits and ceilings as to what our tax dollars fund.
It is not outrageous or inhumane, to expect someone who is asking for state or federal aid, to do likewise. Taxpayers should not be feeding, housing or in anyway supplementing the cost of living for drug abusers, illegals, or those who may choose to work the system.
I expect that such testing would weed out 3/4 of the recepients........far more than enough required to fund the intial testing.
I also suggest that ONLY legal citizens be entitled to such benefits.
The SSA has gone broke, attempting to aid, those who do not qualify for 'retirement' benefits.
I have personally heard women say, " when this next baby comes, I will get a bigger apartment", or " more food stamps".
The poor should be fed.........but the dependancy on the goodwill of others should be stopped!
Test them..............it is a small price to pay to feed your hungry........I did it.