I find it amazing anyone disagrees with this..
Drug tests are to catch people using, ILLEGAL drugs. You know, the kinds that are against the law to use, by using them you break the law. you can google it if you don't understand.
And this, now this may shock you, this will NOT affect people not using drugs. It is weird, but hey it's true. Furthermore, all this will do is SAVE you money. Because people will get caught, and denied benefits. What is not to like about this? Are you that are crying about it being a bad thing, on welfare and using drugs? Then i can see why you complain.
Plus it will create jobs. And create taxpayers. More drug tests=more companies having to do them. Failed test means no more benefits, and now it's time to get a job.
btw, do y'all realize that this testing program is just to qualify? Once an applicant passes there is no more testing.
Welfare recipients are less likely than the rest of us to be abusing illegal drugs.
and, who said they would be denied benefits? Is that the plan, really?
and, if they were denied benefits, who in their right mind would hire them? There isn't a huge labor market for welfare dependent drug addicts.
What we really need to do is start treating drug addiction as a medical problem, rather than a legal/moral one.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Many people use marijuanna recreationally. Yet they are not anymore an addict than someone drinking a beer or smoking a cigarette. They just don't think it should be illegal right or wrong.
If I remember correctly the number one most abused drug is caffeine, yet it's not illegal.
If it became legal I would prolly try it, however, since it isn't I won't jeopardize my livelihood for it. I believe in passive resistance for some things. This just isn't one for me, although I do t fault those that do.