Do you agree with the States that have passed the law for welfare recipients get tested for drugs?
Yes, for the simple reason if they are obtaining illegal drugs, they are taking food out of their child's mouth.
I think that is awesome and it needs to happen in Texas. Fantastic! We are moving forward!
I'm in the UK, so I don't have a knowledge of US welfare, but I would ask "Is the welfare payment conditional or is it an outright gift?" If, as I suspect, it is conditional then there is a duty upon the recipient to spend it in accordance with the condition(s). If this is being abused then a form of evidence seems justified.
Yes it's a great idea but I would go one step further, To a work for welfare program. Everyone is capable of doing something for their community. I'm always willing to give a hand up but not hand outs. I also think these should be handled on a more local level, people of the local area know the needs much better.
No. States that have implemented them have found that they cost more than they save. In many cases they have also been found unconstitutional, and states that implement them are going to find themselves in court spending more money on a case they probably won't win.
Secondly, they don't help anybody. Kicking people off of welfare won't somehow transform them into a non-drug user. If the testing is meant as a way to get people help, that's be one thing, but for the most part they seem to simply be punitive. Removing welfare funding from them doesn't remove them from society, doesn't necessarily remove the burden they place on society, and doesn't alter any of the underlying factors contributing to their situation. So they do nothing but provide symbolic punishment, which I just don't get.
by IDONO 6 years ago
Who is more likely to vote? Unemployment or welfare recipients?Even though the number of people is far larger of welfare recipients, ( in some form ) I,m guessing more unemployment people will vote. I'm talking numbers, not %. I believe economic issues are very important to unemployment people...
by Peeples 7 years ago
Why is it considered unconstitutional to drug test welfare recipients?With all the talk in the media they make it sound like it is a "Right" to do drugs. What part of doing drugs is in the constitution?
by JoLynn Potocki 5 years ago
Do you feel welfare recipients should be drug tested? If so, why?Clearly from the image below, I'm personally against drug testing for welfare. In fact, I can't think of one good reason to support it. I'm not looking to debate anyone, I'm interested in hearing other opinions on this, especially if...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago
system as it is currently? There are people using EBT cards, living and eating better than honest, working people who are constantly struggling, putting food on the table and roofs over their heads. Number one, there should be a more stringent reinforcement of workfare programs for able...
by Emily Zeinert 4 years ago
Do you believe in drug testing welfare recipients?
by ahorseback 20 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 ?
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