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Wisconsin to Drug Test Future Welfare recipients ?

  1. ahorseback profile image76
    ahorsebackposted 5 months ago

    Bravo for them !  Too bad though , so many people's heads are going to explode we''ll have to send a hospital ship straight to Wisconsin .
    Thougts ?

    1. colorfulone profile image84
      colorfuloneposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      It would be a good move, I hope it happens. Some people need motivation to improve their lives and families. Drug abuse is never the answer. 

      I hope my State will follow suit.

      1. ahorseback profile image76
        ahorsebackposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Mine too,  But I fully expect the liberal  snot nosed judges to shoot it all down quickly .

      2. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Doubt it will happen.  This isn't the first time Wisconsin has tried this, and there are apparently some pretty big legal obstacles to overcome.  The feds seem to dislike any testing for welfare recipients and will almost certainly challenge any kind of testing, whether for drugs or something else.

        1. PrettyPanther profile image81
          PrettyPantherposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          I believe drug testing for welfare recipients has been found by other states to not be cost effective.  The testing costs more than the savings from catching drug users.  So, fiscal conservatives should be against this, unless there is compelling evidence that a particular state has a far greater problem than others who have attempted this.

          1. colorfulone profile image84
            colorfuloneposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            From August 2012 to July 2013, Utah spent over $30,000 on drug testing welfare applicants. State officials stated in September 2013 that the program had saved more than $350,000.

            Some studies show that drug usage is very low in States that do drug test, far below the National average.  It saves lives and that is priceless!

        2. colorfulone profile image84
          colorfuloneposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          President Trump declared the drug crisis a State of Emergency, that should make a bigly difference.   Time will tell.

          The drug crisis has risen over the past 8-9 years to epidemic proportions.  Gotta' wonder what the so called war on drugs was actually.  A big waste of money?

  2. ahorseback profile image76
    ahorsebackposted 5 months ago

    The simple fact that we have social welfare programs  , paid for by all for the benefit of some  SHOULD maintain that we protect those resources to the highest degree , to gain every dollar value possible to actually feed the hungry , clothe the naked and house the homeless.

    If a welfare dollar is wasted who does it hurt the most ? Not the one's giving !

 
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